Companies continue to break new ground and open doors of opportunity with workforce education that delivers business value, as well as cultural and social impact. In this dynamic environment, it’s crucial to leverage technology to get a better understanding of inclusion dynamics within the organization.

Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) sheds light into inclusion dynamics at gender, age and ethnicity level, thus fostering informed decision-making and maximizing the impact of DE&I initiatives.

ONA revealed non-white employees are 1.5 times more likely to be excluded from the organization’s informal network than white employees (2.3 times more likely in the case of Black or African American employees). When analyzing cross-gender recognition, ONA showed female employees are 1.4 times less likely to be recognized by their male colleagues.

These organizational inclusion dynamics can be unveiled by leveraging active data sources such as online surveys or passive data sources such as Office365. A combination of both active and passive data sources is ideal since they provide complementary insights.