The Importance Of Diversity In The Work Place
Diversity Is The Present and The Future.
If you haven’t already realized, the world has changed for the better. Diversity has taken hold of the reigns and everyone everywhere is and will be progressively moving forward. In this time of turmoil and conflict between political movements, now more than ever, it is imperative that larger companies and smaller businesses diversify their teams.
If you’re still a little confused on what diversity for your workplace actually means, it trickles down to these key factors. Diversity in the workplace means that a business’s workforce includes the following people of varying age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, languages, education, etc.
High Employee Innovation and Participation.
According to research done by Josh Bersin, companies that have an inclusive work force are 1.8 times more likely to be change-ready and 1.7 times more likely to be innovation leaders in their market.
This mean by putting together a variety of worldly views into one room, you allow yourselves to be surrounded by peers with a variety of ideas. that will ultimately bring an over arching success to your goals.
It’s a no brainier, having a group of employees’s who different cultures, nationalities and overall background come together, everyone brings a little something different to the table. These different possibilities can and will open doors to success not only in your company’s revenue, but the over all atmosphere.
Eliminating Employee Fears Of Exclusion.
Having a good atmosphere at work can be challenging at times, especially for those who may not always fit in. An African American woman or Latina in a room filled with people who do not appear the way they do or come from a different background, may lead to fear of speaking up. It can even lead to unintentional and unfortunately still in this day, intentional exclusion from the overall presence at work.
Ensuring your core company’s belief’s not only include inclusion when it comes to anyone who may experience these fears is a great starting point, but the best way to eliminate this fear is to diversify your teams.
Research from Deloitte reports” …employees who perceive their organisation is committed to, and supportive of, diversity and who feel included, are 80% more likely to believe they work in a high performing organisation…”
Being in a space that practices their beliefs in diversity boosts, as mentioned in the previous section, not only inclusion but innovation.
Creating A Better Company Reputation.
Having a clear and good company representation is a major factor to success. Though, diversity should never be a driving factor for personal gain, it is something to note on the positive look it can bring your overall reputation.
Your investment in teams with people that represent a global scale impacts those who choose to do business with you. Showing the world that you are not willing to allow the difference of appearance to affect the quality of your company, opens a metaphorical door to opportunity.