Teradata’s long-standing commitment to social justice was put to the test in 2020. While the company had solid policies in place, we (it) realized that we could and should do more and take action. The company saw an opportunity to ensure our employees were best equipped and enabled to navigate through dynamic and uncertain times. Employees were also unclear as to Teradata’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
As a result of our education and enablement efforts, 97% of respondents to post-dialogue viewing indicated that they had advanced their fluency and confidence in speaking up about issues around inequity, and in support of the learning provided. Further, employees have surfaced additional topical themes they would like to see offered, have themselves volunteered more for participation on panels, and have acknowledge the useful nature of having these timely sessions given today’s narrative and climate. Additionally, pre and post survey improvement from our Learning Labs provides significant evidence that employees better understand how our culture and environment impacts our strategic success, understand their role in cultivating an inclusive environment and have committed to help in driving the success of these initiatives. Additionally, through our well-being education efforts, employees have indicated that leaders have been more active in helping ensure work/life balance, responding to their unique needs as they navigate through the pandemic and our current social climate.
The importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion cannot be overstated. We are a human first company, and with that, we each have a responsibility for the impact of our actions on one another, regardless of intent and how we each contribute in a significant and meaningful way to helping make our environment one that is inclusive and leverages the strength of our diversity.