Institutional culture can profoundly influence job satisfaction and productivity in the workplace. Inclusivity and equity are key elements of a strong and healthy institutional culture, a culture that values and respects individuals and groups with different backgrounds and recognizes the specific challenges and experiences of these different groups.
COACh has a team of experienced senior women scientists and professionals in organizational optimization that have worked extensively with a variety of STEM departments, corporations and universities to create and sustain such a culture. The team takes a multi-step approach that is tailored to the needs of the organization. Such an approach can include examination of hiring and promotion practices, climate surveys and interviews to identify issues and practices that need to be addressed. The team then works with the leadership and employee groups to develop and execute an impactful equitable and inclusive strategic plan.