Sample Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Surveys from TMI Consulting

Dr. Tiffany Jana and their team at TMI Consulting provided some incredibly useful diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) surveys for the second edition of The B Corp Handbook. A teaser of some of the content from the surveys are reproduced below.

Dr. Jana believes that DEI work should not be led by intuition or depend solely on a few experiential stories that instigated larger corporate action. Metrics enable leadership to gauge whether DEI concerns are isolated or widespread. The resulting data informs whether a DEI strategy needs to be narrowly focused or more comprehensive.

The sample DEI surveys are designed to provide your organization with enough information to begin (or restart) inclusion-focused work.

Finally, Dr. Jana cautions folks to be careful with your data collection, interpretation, and dissemination of results. TMI Consulting offers services to guide the process and interpret the results, and also offers more comprehensive assessments as well.

For professional assistance, please contact and mention the B Corp Handbook DEI survey. Purchase The B Corp Handbook (or hire TMI Consulting) to get full access to all of the questions in the surveys.

Leadership Structural Inclusion Survey

The Leadership Structural Inclusion survey will allow your leadership team the opportunity to examine some of the systems-level structures that either support inclusion or reinforce exclusion. These questions are only to be asked of executive leadership.

  • Is the average compensation for men and women equal in comparable non-managerial and managerial roles?

  • Do you have a standardized process to file employee complaints?

  • Are employees taught how to file complaints?

  • Does your organization have diversity and/or inclusion listed as a core value or as part of your mission statement?

  • Purchase The B Corp Handbook (or hire TMI Consulting) to get full access to all of the questions in this survey.

Employee Organizational Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey

The employee organizational DEI survey can be administered to all employees and should be rated on a five-point Likert scale. Employees should respond with the extent to which they agree or disagree with each statement. For example, have employees respond with (1) strongly disagree, (2) disagree, (3) neither agree nor disagree, (4) agree, and (5) strongly agree.

  • At work, I feel comfortable voicing my opinion in a group.

  • The organization provides timely and accurate communication to all employees about policies, procedures, and expectations.

  • The organization provides developmental opportunities for employees at all levels.

  • The organization has a clear process for employee evaluation and feedback.

  • Employees know and understand why the organization values diversity and inclusion.

  • Purchase The B Corp Handbook (or hire TMI Consulting) to get full access to all of the questions in this survey.

This article is an excerpt from the new Second Edition of The B Corp Handbook. If you would like to learn more, get your copy of the book today and/or sign up for the online launch event on May 30, 2019. To help us spread the word, please check out our promotional guide for The B Corp Handbook. Sign up for the LIFT Economy newsletter to stay up to date about the book and the B Corp movement. You can follow Ryan and Dr. Jana on Twitter: @honeymanconsult and @twiffanyjana.