Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Portfolio

At ICCM, we define DEI by each of its three sub-areas. Diversity can be characterized as the presence of any social identity differences including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, (dis)ability, age, and/or political perspective. 

Equity involves promoting justice, impartiality, and fairness throughout the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Addressing these issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities. 

Inclusion reflects the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group. Inclusion ensures that individuals feel they can bring their authentic selves to the table and that they belong. 

It is critical to consider diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure all perspectives within an organization are taken into account and that no individual is discriminated against because of their diversity. 

Projects within this portfolio have a primary focus on improving equity and inclusion within groups or organizations, especially for disadvantaged, marginalized, and/or minority groups. 

Highlighted current projects: 

Cross-Cultural Competence in Teams: Validating the 3C Navigator

Using ICCM’s proprietary measure of cross-cultural competence (3C), the 3C Navigator, this research examines the role 3C plays in team functioning and performance to determine the ideal composition of 3C across team members. This research will have practical implications for the selection and development of culturally diverse teams. 

Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P) Toolkit

The WOP-P Toolkit is designed to help early-career or student WOP-Ps advocate for the field in countries where the field is lesser-known. The toolkit has materials that identify and translate the value of WOP-Ps and is intended for use by individuals and clients. The toolkit will be available for use online and aims to foster a community where IOs and WOP-Ps can overcome obstacles in advocating the field and themselves to a variety of stakeholders. 

U.S. Department of Defense Online Training Development

ICCM was contracted to develop an online training to combat cyberbullying and sexual harassment within the Armed Forces. 

Current research:

  • An exploration of the drivers and antecedents of inclusion within a large, Fortune 500 retail organization
  • Examining the culture behind sexual assault within the US Military and possible culture-based interventions

See our published works relevant to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.