DEI is Vulnerable. Here’s How to Fix It.

Countless data over the last 20 years have verified the efficacy of DEI’s’ impact on business performance and the employee experience. According to Deloitte, companies that embrace DEI are twice as likely to meet financial targets and six times as likely to be innovative and agile. McKinsey confirmed these results, stating that  “companies with more diverse…

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Millennials: The Change We Seek

The latest addition to our blog tackles a challenging and important conversation--the generations in the workplace. From baby boomers to Gen Z, each generation has different strengths which can contribute to teams, but potential tension can easily create a divide. Business leaders have an opportunity and obligation to bridge this gap by informing themselves about the varied views of their employees, ranging from values to tech-savviness. In doing so, meaningful conversations will emerge that involve listening, learning and ultimately connecting all these experiences into improved collaboration and cohesion. With initiatives such as these, businesses will be better positioned to create dynamic teams with diverse experiences that can thrive today and in the future.

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The Quiet Storm Brewing Among Today’s Workforce

Quiet quitting has done more than take over TikTok. It’s taken over the workforce. Gallup reports that at least half of U.S. employees are proclaiming themselves quiet quitters, and everyone has something to say about it. In fact, very few have stayed quiet about quiet quitting. The term quiet quitting took off this summer as…

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Win with Women. Choose CHOICE.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. Have you thought about what is at risk for your business? Many companies fear having to choose between being Pro-Life or Pro-Choice when supporting their employees. They struggle with what to do, how to protect their brand, and alienating one side, no matter what. Alignment Strategies’ position is…

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About the Author

Dr. Vanessa J. Weaver is founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies. Established in 1991, Alignment Strategies is one of the country’s first independent organizations to focus on diversity as a business enabler. Dr. Weaver combines decades of Clinical Psychology expertise and corporate business acumen to translate diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategies and interventions into game-changing business results. She and her senior consulting team strategize and implement large-scale interventions to support clients in their commitment to create more diverse, inclusive environments.

Dr. Weaver’s expertise lies in leveraging DE&I as a transformational change strategy and as a driver for innovation, team effectiveness and productivity.