“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” -Malcolm Forbes
On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is workplace diversity to you? Now on that same scale of 1 to 10, how diverse do you feel your organization is?
What does workplace diversity mean?
There are many advantages to having employees that don’t all share the same gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical abilities, spiritual beliefs, or race. Data shows that organizations with a higher diversified population tend to have a higher level of creativity and innovation, broader skill sets, and more varied experiences and points of view than homogenous organizations. These advantages can easily lead to higher productivity, a broader talent pool for hiring, improved company reputation, and higher employee engagement.
Diversity should not be focused on just because “it's what all the cool kids are doing,” but rather to truly build a cohesive, inclusive environment where people can have confidence that individual differences are respected. If your number in the second question above is on the lower end of the scale while the first question's response is on higher end, please plan to attend our February HR webinar, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. In it, we will examine practical ways to identify barriers to inclusion in a workplace and discuss strategies that may potentially encourage diversity.
Please join us for our complementary webinar
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Thursday, February 27th at 11:00am PST
When registering for this webinar, please ensure that you put
Bennett/Porter & Associates in the “referred by” registration field.