The following are the DEI dimensions and parameters that are an integral part of defining and delivering diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. Of course, as society keeps learning and evolving, additional concepts and dimensions may become a part of the DEI spectrum. Most DEI software platforms and tools support the analysis and planning based on these dimensions.
Also, the dimensions of DEI may differ based on regions and local customs, laws, and prevailing social norms.
DEI Dimensions and Parameters (alphabetically):
- Gender and expression
- Mental Capabilities
- Parental and family lineage
- Physical Abilities
- Sexual Orientation
- Social Status and Background
What your company includes in its DEI program and what weight and priority to assign to each of these diversity, equity, and inclusion parameters depends on many factors including what groups are historically underrepresented.
Most DEI Software will allow your company to configure, plan, develop, implement, manage, monitor and report on these critical dimensions.
For more information, you may consult the U.S. Department of Labor.