BENCHMARKING & ASSESSMENTS
A benchmark is another word for an organizational standard of performance. Benchmarks are usually described in language state as an end result or outcome.
They help people in organizations identify and describe high-quality results or aspirations. In a young field like diversity and inclusion, it is important to develop benchmarks since there can be a wide range in what people consider to be excellent work.
Benchmarking is the process of comparing your organization to other organizations that are regarded as having successfully accomplished what your organization wants to achieve. Sometimes organizations benchmark within their organization (across divisions and regions for example), industry, size and/or sector.