Created by Maceo Owens, The ERG Movement Model divides the process of ERG program development into three phases: Infancy, Adolescence, and Maturity. Each phase represents a different stage in the life cycle of an ERG program and presents its own unique challenges and opportunities.
The ERG Movement Model is based on 5 key performance elements:
The score on each of these performance elements is used to place the company into a phase between one and five, with phase one signifying the earliest stage and phase five denoting a highly developed and well-functioning ERG. Here at Chezie, we target ERGs in Mid Adolescence, who have set a solid foundation for their ERGs and are ready to leverage the power of tools and platforms.
The Chezie story begins with software, with a belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) can and should be automated, measured, and tracked like other company initiatives. And while that’s still a key part of Chezie’s mission, we quickly realized that we were missing a fundamental piece of the puzzle. We needed a way to understand and classify Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at every stage, so that we could better serve our clients (after all, we’re not in the business of selling you something that your company doesn’t need or isn’t ready for).
Introducing The ERG Movement Model Assessment, based on the ERG Movement Model and informed by our own conversations with hundreds of ERG subject matter experts.
Our Assessment is designed to inspire your ERG’s growth, improve your understanding of your ERG’s developmental progress, and give you a roadmap for making inclusion the standard within your organization. This free assessment only takes 10 minutes to complete, and upon doing so you will receive a report with scoring results for each of the performance elements and actionable recommendations for moving forward to the next Phase.
The ERG/D&I space has a problem. It’s largely governed by opinions over facts. Very little shareable data exists in this space. Oftentimes, companies pay to be featured at the top of lists, which doesn’t speak to where they really sit. The use of performance metrics over foundational data has made reliability a problem.
We at Chezie are committed to gathering and disseminating reliable data in a way that’s accessible to everyone. That’s why taking our Assessment is completely free — we want to support you on your journey to improve your workplace without cost being a factor. As more people complete the Assessment, we will continue to refine and improve our approach using insights from the data we collect. It’s only up from here.