This mini self assessment can give you idea of where your current mindset fits with the inclusion taxonomy. Please take a moment to answer, as truthfully as you can, the following true/false questions. Don’t overthink your answers; just choose what first comes to mind or how you think about this the majority of the time.


I think women and minority groups should be represented in companies in the same proportions as they are represented in the general population.

Question 1 of 16


I want to improve the amount of diversity on my team.

Question 2 of 16


In general, I feel people get hired and promoted based on merit.

Question 3 of 16


We should not focus on promoting diversity and inclusion because it will happen on its own.

Question 4 of 16


My team is comprised of 50% women and 30% minority group representation.

Question 5 of 16


Most members of my team have background experience and skills similar to mine.

Question 6 of 16


People in my LinkedIn network come from a broad variety of industries and background experiences and they represent many different demographic groups including age, gender, and race.

Question 7 of 16


I don’t see color: I treat everyone the same.

Question 8 of 16


My team actively takes a customized approach to different demographic group communities, such as offering custom products or service responses.

Question 9 of 16


It takes too much time to include everyone’s perspective and doesn’t necessarily give a better result.

Question 10 of 16


I am comfortable facilitating a boisterous team discussion about bias.

Question 11 of 16


I prefer for people to be professional and leave their personal lives at home.

Question 12 of 16


Sometimes my team gets better results going in a different direction than I would have done.

Question 13 of 16


Sometimes I find actively including women or different demographic groups negatively impacts performance.

Question 14 of 16


My team often debates the process of decision-making before we tackle the decision itself.

Question 15 of 16


I find that people who fit well into our culture also perform well.

Question 16 of 16