Compiling the Information

Depending on the depth of your information-gathering process, compiling the information you collected may be simple or more complex.

If you have resources, you may wish to save time by hiring someone to compile the information. If you don't have resources to hire someone, identify someone in your organization who has comfort and ability with basic spreadsheet usage to help with this part of the inclusiveness initiative. Or, you may want to use a volunteer such as a graduate student who is interested in the subject of inclusiveness. In order to split up the workload, you may select one individual to compile the existing data and another to work with stakeholder perceptions.

Spreadsheets are useful for sorting information by position within the organization, by demographic characteristics, or by any other attribute you may have asked of your stakeholders. If you asked questions using the Likert (numerical rating scale), spreadsheets can make it easy to compute the average score, or mean, of the answers to a given question. While this process doesn't require complex statistical analysis, it does require taking the time to tally up the answers and the ability to do basic math.

Complete Identify Who Will Be Responsible for Compiling Data.

Data from Available Facts

Data from Stakeholder Perspectives

Data from Focus Group Responses


Men hate each other because they fear each other, and they fear each other because they don't know each other, and they don't know each other because they are often separated from each other.
     Martin Luther King Jr.