To harness the benefits of diversity, companies need to create an environment in which diverse perspectives are heard and all talent can thrive. We work with organizations and alongside leadership in order to build the roadmap toward a truly inclusive culture—and drive real change in the way people work every day.
Shifting to a more inclusive workplace requires companies to take a number of key actions:
Real change requires robust, transparent tracking of diversity metrics, with clear goals and clarity about progress. Companies need to share this tracking—in the form of scorecards or dashboards—and communicate improvements as well as what they are doing to address any shortfalls. BCG works with organizations to determine what the starting point is, both in terms of hard data and metrics.
About 60% of all US households have two working parents, according to the Pew Research Center. The percentage is similar in Japan, and it is closer to 70% in Canada and Australia. These employees face a constant struggle to balance work and domestic responsibilities. And at many organizations, employees have few—if any—role models who have faced similar struggles and found ways to make everything work.
Companies can support dual-career households—boosting engagement, retention, and productivity throughout the workforce—in these four ways: