Culture refers to the shared beliefs, customs, values, and practices of a particular group of people. It encompasses various aspects such as language, traditions, rituals, behaviors, and social norms that are passed down from generation to generation. Culture can be specific to a region, ethnicity, religion, organization, or even a social group.
So, while corporate culture is the broader set of values and behaviors within an organization, diversity, equity, and inclusion are specific initiatives or aspects within that culture that focus on acknowledging, respecting, and leveraging the diverse backgrounds and identities of employees to create a more positive and productive work environment. Incorporating DEI initiatives into corporate culture can significantly impact how individuals interact, collaborate, and thrive within the organization.