Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI)
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
-- Maya Angelou
Justice identifies barriers and access to resources and deliberately responds with Equity, ensuring that resource allocation barriers are eliminated.
Diversity recognizes and values the range of differences that exist within a workforce.
Inclusion values and creates space for differences to flourish. It notices and is deliberative about identifying missing voices and messages and breaking down real and perceived barriers to participation and belonging.
Lodestar's JEDI facilitators are experts in building trauma-aware containers to support the intentional and aspirational work of creating just, equitable and inclusive workplaces. We know that answers often lie in building communication, leadership, and polarities skill sets that allow space for - and actively encourage - the bridging and deliberate incorporation of divergent lived experiences. Intentional work with teams helps foster the deep-listening skills that facilitate curious inquiry about others, particularly those who view the world differently.
Diverse workplace environments are the building blocks for broad thinking and innovation. Inclusive cultures invite an array of ideas and foster a safe environment where employees can bring their best selves to work. Building inclusive and equitable work environments that value the dignity and humanity of every person results in empowered employees who are engaged and whose creativity can flourish.
The result is marked improvement in meaningful productivity metrics, enhanced talent utilization via alignment of tasks with aptitudes, a broader lens, transformative leadership skills and substantive financial gains due to reduction in missed opportunity or defensive expenditure.
JEDI work done well is good for your people AND your business.