Diversity equals different perspectives
According to the United Nations, a key component for an inclusive workplace is the prioritization of diversity in the company’s culture. As such, the strongest scenario for the plan’s success is the recruitment of a workforce regardless of age, gender, language, sexual orientation, and other factors that could have negative reactions at any other time.
Managing a diverse workplace is difficult as it requires the collaboration of people with different views and backgrounds, especially when it comes to the cooperation of the aged workforce and the younger generation.
“Diversity and inclusion are not something that just happen because it is in your mission statement. It takes hard work”
– Irene Natividad, President of GlobeWomen Research and Education Institute
Regardless of this, it is the same diversity that provides benefits and leads to the promotion of each company among others in the industry. Therefore, when a company finds a way to handle this diversity effectively, then it will present the following benefits:
- Innovation in implementation of ideas
- Multicultural environment: link to a diverse source of clients in the market. It helps understand the decision-making factors of other nations
- Multi diverse work environment: better at interpreting information in different ways about the company
- Different ideas for solutions that target people from specific cultural and educational backgrounds
- Different language skills for global customers
- Different points of view and approaches in corporate practices
“Conversation about diversity is not just an ideal to strive for, but a practical necessity. In fact, in the 21st century it is urgent for the survival of humanity…”
– Karim-Aly Kassam, Professor at Cornell University