With wide-spread work from home directives for those whose jobs allow, millions of workers are at risk of losing a key piece of their social safety nets: The connection they feel to their co-workers. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 may force us into prolonged...
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
The latest edition of the Leadership Pulse™ survey of 200 leaders from firms around the world suggests clear links between executives who optimize their energy, leadership support for diversity, and how teams view their organizations’ diversity initiatives.
Collision and Reflecting: Why Employee Resource Groups Make Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Work
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a hot topic today. It was always important, but now it’s ‘hot’ – that means people are paying attention to it like never before. Senior executives are looking to diversify their teams and boards while D&I professionals are striving to find the best way to engage employees, educate them and […]
Research led by Dr. Theresa Welbourne, Steven Schlachter, and Skylar Rolf focused on the leaders of ERGs and identified 5 key themes of interest on the dynamics of these groups. Using semi-structured interview techniques with ten ERG leaders in three different organizations, Welbourne, Schlachter, and Rolf sought to shed light on ERGs from a leader’s perspective.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:00am – 10:00am PT
with Theresa Welbourne
PARTICIPATE IN THE ERG LEADERSHIP SUMMIT SURVEY We invite you and your employees to take the survey Take the Survey WHAT IS THE ERG LEADERSHIP SURVEY? Since 2012, the USC Marshall School of Business Center for Effective Organizations has been tracking Employee...
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In this webinar, Theresa Welbourne and Ali Najafi will be reviewing the latest findings from the 2017 ERG research project, which is part of the annual ERG Leadership Summit.
With 90,000 employee network memberships and more than 200,000 global employees, Bank of America has made great strides in their ERG/BRG work. In this webinar, learn how they are moving the needle in supporting employee networks that meet the needs of a large and diverse group of employees.
Despite their prevalence in the business world, there has been a scarce amount of theorizing and research focused on ERGs. To help facilitate the development of this work, the authors (Theresa M. Welbourne, Skylar Rolf, and Steven Schlachter) introduce a theoretical framework using social identity theory, as well as propositions that can serve to spur additional research on a critical topic for today’s businesses.
In this webinar Theresa Welbourne reviews data from the most recent ERG research and survey work. Using results from 50 different companies we examine findings that help us explore how ERGs are impacting their businesses, members and company employees.
ERGs are marching forward and supporting business agendas for growth. They are innovating, creating, teaching and building trust.