Why It’s Important
“A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.”
Diversity in an organization refers to having employees with different gender, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and the likes. Businesses can benefit from having a diverse workforce. This helps increase employee morale and therefore productivity, allowing the company to gain new perspectives and innovative solutions that can lead to success.
“[O]ur differences enable us to be a better team - one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.”
Of course, there are still some challenges corporations face when employing a diverse workforce. This includes overcoming biases, internal resistance, and instruction management. However, these problems can be easily solved by investing in additional training and dedicated coaching.
Once these challenges are overcome, employees can easily benefit from having an inclusive organization. It provides them with a work environment where they can learn from each other, reach their potentials, and therefore have the opportunity to grow.
“It’s not at all hard to understand a person; it’s only hard to listen without bias.”