HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

The Inclusion Skills Measurement Profile: Validating an Assessment for Identification of Skill Deficiencies in Diversity and Inclusion

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2011

Publication Title

Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict

ISSN or ISBN

1544-0508

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

11

Last Page

24

Description

The first phase of an instrument to measure diversity and inclusion at the individual, group, and organizational levels is described. The Inclusion Skills Measurement (ISM) Profile was designed to assist in recognizing the skills gaps that exist in organizational members; such gaps must be recognized and addressed if inclusion is to be successfully embedded within organizations. Phase 1 involved the validation of the self-assessment tool which is designed to help individuals explore their values, beliefs and behaviors around diversity and inclusion. One hundred and ten working adults were surveyed using the ISM Profile and the data was analyzed, indicating concern with some items. Revision of the instrument based on the analysis is discussed. The dimensions of inclusion are described and future research is proposed.

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