Inclusion Business Strategy

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Inclusion Business Strategy

 

WHAT IS INCLUSION BUSINESS STRATEGY?

Simply put, Inclusion Business Strategy is the process of aligning your diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives with your corporate strategy.

There is much discussion about the “changing face of America,” as if it’s going to happen at some distant time in the future. But the change is happening right now. Having an Inclusion Business Strategy prepares your organization to identify, prioritize and size areas of growth and opportunity. Combining analytical rigor, cultural insight and economic logic, GVC helps our clients make informed decisions regarding which markets to enter. Our process also ensures cultural alignment and readiness to engage.

The reality is that most D&I work is completely disconnected from the corporate strategy, which means the sustainability of the work is in question. We believe that applying the right strategic framework leads to competitive advantage, relevance and organizational impact.

GVC has deep experience across all D&I platforms–leadership, marketplace, workforce, supplier and community relations. We apply a cross-functional approach, partnering with multiple business units across your enterprise to increase the impact and efficiency of the D&I work.

The biggest risk for your organization is being unprepared to capitalize on current market conditions, potentially damaging your corporate reputation and most assuredly leaving opportunity untapped. How do we determine if you’re prepared? First, we immerse ourselves in your organization by performing an organization-wide audit. We gather the necessary quantitative and qualitative data and look at four areas:

 

READINESS OF THE COMPANY

  • Strategic Approach
  • Institutional Commitment
  • Buy-In Engagement

BUSINESS RATIONALE

  • Growth
  • Cost Savings
  • Character
  • Margin Compression

MANAGEMENT READINESS

  • Business Unit Commitment
  • Common Definition
  • Expertise

MARKET CONDITIONS

  • Competitors
  • Demographics
  • Trends