Who We Are
The LinD Group is a consulting firm whose leaders have more than 30 years of experience in practicing leadership in diversity and inclusion.
We specialize in Inclusive Excellence, a systemic cultural transformation approach to diversity and inclusion.
We believe, and research supports, that diversity and inclusion are resources that can be mobilized to enhance the achievement of many organizational goals and positive outcomes.
Diversity as a Valued Resource
I am always amazed at how some organizations are very efficient at utilizing every single part of their raw assets in the production process. Organic farming is a case in point. Manure, compost, waste water, soil, and plants that serve as natural pesticides are utilized in the growing of organic vegetables. After the vegetables are harvested, many of the remaining plants are used for next year’s products as compost and the cycle continues. Instead of discarding those elements of the process, every component of the raw assets is valued and reused in the organic production process.
In contrast, most societal institutions do not employ the same process when it comes to diversity. Institutions work hard at recruiting diversity, but then fail to value it as a resource. That is, they do very little to utilize the cultures, worldviews, backgrounds, social identities, experiences, languages, and perspectives that diverse individuals bring to the workplace or context. Colleges, universities, businesses, and non-profits waste a valuable resource when they do not value or cultivate diversity to reach objectives, improve services, enrich the environment, and achieve outcomes.
Dr. Jesús Treviño, SEO