Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has been the business topic with the highest levels of engagement in The Worldcom Confidence Index (WCI) for the last year. The WCI tracks what over 100,000 CEOs and other C Suite executives around the world are sharing online. From this data, Worldcom decided to undertake a project to see if content related to diversity was viewed the same way in 20 countries in Europe and Africa.
Worldcom analyzed online coverage over a six-month period, to see which of seven diversity dimensions were receiving the most attention. The diversity dimension are:
The results are provided by country and region. It highlights similarities and differences to the regional average based on what was identified in the coverage. The full report shows that it’s essential to develop a diversity policy that takes account of local attitudes and not just regional or global norms.
The study covers 20 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.