Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are essential for building successful remote teams. Not only are employees more likely to be engaged when they feel valued and respected, diverse teams are also more innovative and productive. Coaching focused on supporting equity seeking populations, and building allies, helps leaders create a more inclusive workplace. This is especially important in today's workplaces, and DEIB coaching for remote teams is the best way to support your people to thrive. What is DEIB coaching? DEIB coaching is a one-on-one or group coaching program that helps leaders and employees to develop their DEIB skills and knowledge. DEIB coaches can help leaders to: Understand and address unconscious bias Create a more inclusive workplace culture Support employees from diverse backgrounds Manage conflict and microaggressions Promote equity and fairness Why is DEIB coaching for remote teams important? Remote teams can be particularly vulnerable to DEIB challenges. Without the opportunity to interact in person, it can be difficult to build relationships and trust, and it can be easier for unconscious bias to creep in. DEIB coaching can help remote teams to overcome these challenges by creating a safe space for employees to share their experiences and to learn from each other. DEIB coaches can also help leaders to develop strategies for promoting inclusion and equity in a remote work environment. The benefits of DEIB coaching for remote teams DEIB coaching can have a number of benefits for remote teams, including: Increased employee engagement and satisfaction Reduced turnover Improved communication and collaboration Enhanced creativity and innovation Stronger team performance How does DEIB really impact the workplace? According to a recent study by McKinsey & Company, companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians. Another study by Glassdoor found that companies with a strong culture of inclusion are more likely to have higher employee satisfaction, productivity, and profitability. Here’s where to get started implementing DEIB coaching for your remote team: Make sure to select coaches who have experience working with remote teams and are knowledgeable about DEIB issues. All Sama coaches undergo a Sama DEIB training before commencing work with us. Set clear goals. What do you hope to achieve with DEIB coaching? Do you want to improve employee engagement, reduce turnover, or create a more inclusive workplace culture? Once you know your goals, you can work with your coach to develop a plan to achieve them. Make coaching accessible to all employees. DEIB coaching should be available to all employees, regardless of their job title or level of seniority. You can offer one-on-one coaching, group coaching, or a combination of both. Measure your results. It is important to track your progress and to measure the impact of DEIB coaching on your team. These can be objective measures such as turnover, or an increase in sales, or subjective measures such as employee surveys, or focus groups. DEIB coaching is a valuable investment for any company with a remote team. By providing DEIB coaching to your employees, you can create a more inclusive workplace and support your team to thrive.