1. Lack of representation and diverse perspectives: DEIB departments often struggle with finding ways to accurately represent and include diverse perspectives in their decision-making processes. CrowdSmart makes equal participation and input from all stakeholders possible, including those from underrepresented groups.

2. Limited resources and budget: DEIB initiatives can be resource-intensive, and departments may struggle to allocate sufficient budget and resources towards these efforts. CrowdSmart empowers shared responsibility and collaboration with external stakeholders, which can help alleviate some of the burden on DEIB departments.

3. Misalignment with company values and goals: DEIB initiatives can sometimes be viewed as separate from the main business objectives and values of the company. Co-creation helps to align DEIB efforts with the overall goals and values of the organization, making them a more integral part of the business.

4. Resistance to change: DEIB initiatives often involve making changes to established practices and systems, which can be met with resistance from some employees or stakeholders. Co-creation allows for a more inclusive and transparent process, which can help build buy-in and acceptance for the necessary changes.