Now more than ever, companies are struggling to attract, retain, and develop talented individuals from diverse backgrounds--and to create environments where these individuals thrive and advance in their careers. The corporate work of the IU Equity Accelerator helps organizations address these problems using its hallmark social and behavioral science approach.
We catalyze organizational change by bringing together top experts and corporate leaders to identify areas for change and advance equitable opportunities. Our customized partnerships can address all aspects of corporate culture — from the recruitment and retention of diverse talent to leadership development – and are tailored to organizations’ unique needs. Partnerships can begin with an environmental cues audit to identify bright spots and areas for change, and then support change with in-person or virtual workshops, self-paced modules, communication guides, personalized leadership consulting, and more.
The Equity Accelerator harnesses research and builds the infrastructure to provide equity-based solutions and services to companies and organizations who wish to create more equitable workplace environments. Through contracts, consulting, and data-sharing agreements, we collaborate with our corporate partners to understand what works at scale and to identify what additional research is needed to accomplish our aims. Together, we transform organizational cultures using behavioral science insights and conduct much-needed research along the way.
Creating and sustaining more equitable workplaces is a social and moral imperative and it is an important interest to local, state, and federal governments, private foundations, and companies and organizations throughout the country. The Equity Accelerator is the first focused-research organization (FRO) in the country to bridge social and behavioral research with practice to advance more equitable workplace environments where all workers thrive.
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