Remember when diversity in the workplace was something we talked about, trained our employees on and then hoped would work? Fortunately, we have moved beyond those attitudes, for the most part. Organizations can now report not only that they have created a diverse workplace, but that the diverse workplace is thriving.
Just as we’ve expanded beyond our initial attitudes, so too, has the definition of diversity expanded. Now, diversity refers to race, gender, age, disabilities, religion, physical appearance, sexual orientation and nationality differences.
In our current global environment, employees from differing beliefs, geo-political regions and lifestyles can increase bottom line productivity. When diverse employees share a common goal, mutual respect deepens, and by sharing various work ethic and conflict resolution skills, your entire team wins. Increased morale and pride in your organization are additional benefits in a fully diversified workplace.
Additionally, your organization can enjoy greater flexibility in responding to new challenges and customer demands, with a diverse set of experiences and strengths from which to choose. Learning to function well in a truly global economy happens more naturally when diverse employees serve as informal mentors to each other.
Utilizing Boxer Advisors’ Employee Engagement Conferences in conjunction with other tools we offer, can help you realize your goal for bottom line growth, while supporting and enjoying a diverse workplace!
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