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Equip your organization with the critical benchmark data and leading indicators needed to develop a comprehensive strategy to build an inclusive organization.

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Organizations in the top quartile for ethnic and cultural diversity are 35% more likely to post better financial performance*, and Linkage research shows a direct correlation between inclusive behaviors and leadership effectiveness.

Are you eager to establish metrics to track the results of your efforts to create cultures of inclusion? Do you know if your leaders are able to lead across difference and support an environment where all employees can contribute at the highest levels?

Linkage’s Inclusive Organization Analysis equips organizations with strategic consulting that is informed by insights from Linkage’s Inclusive Organization Assessment™, a research-backed, diagnostic assessment tool—the only assessment designed for organizations seeking to measure how inclusive they are. It provides them with the critical benchmark data and leading indicators they need to develop a comprehensive and meaningful strategy to build an inclusive organization.

Linkage’s research has identified the four dimensions organizations must address in order to achieve and maintain an inclusive organization: Culture, Talent Systems, Executive Action, and Leadership Development. The Inclusive Organization Assessment evaluates these dimensions, which include leading indicators associated with inclusivity and Net Promoter Scores (the likelihood of employees promoting their company to others), to equip organizations with the data they need to identify and act on areas that will have the greatest impact.

*McKinsey, Delivering through Diversity report, 2018

Who is the assessment for?

Organizations looking to understand employee perception of inclusivity and assess the effectiveness of their overall leadership ecosystem, including their culture, talent systems, leadership development efforts, and actions taken by executives.

What’s Included:


  • Comprehensive metrics from the Inclusive Organization Assessment, taken by up to 1,000 employees
  • Inclusive Organization Executive Session, a strategic debrief led by expert Linkage consultant (2 hours)
  • Inclusive Organization Action Plan with tangible next steps directly tied to results of the assessment
  • A comparison of results across key demographic cuts to identify excluded populations and gaps in leadership perceptions
  • Perceptual differences of inclusion between employees in leadership roles vs. non-leadership roles
  • Future access to benchmark data from other leading organizations working to create inclusive organizations
  • Additional, optional assessment reports which measure other key areas of interest or demographics within an organization

Inclusive Leadership Development is an Imperative

Organizations are experiencing a major shortfall in ready-now leaders. With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, the demand for prepared leaders is not going to let up anytime soon. At the same time, organizations continue to struggle to build cultures that truly value difference and give all employees opportunity to advance. By building a more inclusive organization, companies can solve both problems: improving the quantity and quality of effective leaders and creating an environment where all employees feel valued.

Strategic Insights from the Experts in Inclusive Leadership

Linkage has accelerated the development of inclusive, effective leaders at leading organizations for more than three decades. We are passionate about equipping organizations with the baseline metrics and informed strategy they need to reach and exceed their development goals. Through Linkage’s Inclusive Organization Assessment, you will gain access to the insights needed to build a stronger leadership ecosystem and support a more valued and engaged workforce.

Each Inclusive Organization Assessment includes a two-hour Inclusive Organization Executive Session with an expert Linkage consultant.

The Inclusive Organization Executive Session Provides:


  • Guided summary of your Inclusive Organization Assessment results, including where you scored on the four essential dimensions of Culture, Talent Systems, Executive Action, and Leadership Development
  • Deep-dive into your organization’s assessment data in comparison to benchmark data representing other organizations working to build inclusive organizations
  • Small-team discussions focused on the four dimensions
  • Inclusive Organization Action Plan, including targeted recommendations and next steps, to advance your organization’s goals

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Multiply Your Impact

Looking for more ways to advance an inclusive culture at your organization? Pair the Inclusive Organization Analysis with additional leadership development tools and programming to scale your strategy to build inclusive leaders.