Why Workplace Diversity Is Crucial
When you hear the term “diversity”, what comes to your mind? The most popular answers are race, gender, age and cultural background. However, diversifying your workforce goes beyond filling the required female quota or hiring people that fall within certain age brackets.
Diversity in the workplace should be a universal standard. Although many agree with this statement wholeheartedly, their sentiments do not translate into practice. For example, a 2016 study revealed that women hold only 14 percent of director titles in Silicon Valley.
Each individual brings something new to the table—something that could improve how your business functions. This is the essence of diversity and the leading motivation for progressive employers to hire a diverse employee base.
A team consisting of a blend of powerful personalities all at varied stages of their professional and personal lives offers fresh perspectives and can help foster creativity.
The following are the top, high-impact benefits of a diverse workplace.
It Invites Innovation
From working styles to individuals’ auras, exposure to people from different walks of life can give birth to unique concepts and mind-blowing ideas. Sharing opinions back and forth and bouncing creative ideas off each other engenders myriad synergies.
When one team member is exceptionally talented at thinking out of the box and another has been trained to expertly execute those off-the-charts ideas, you’ll have a truly dynamic work team.
Overcome Language Barriers to Reach Global Client Base
Make no mistake about it: language and cultural barriers can be huge roadblocks for businesses. These problems can hold back your enterprise from reaching its full potential and reaching new heights in overseas markets.
To globalize and internationalize your company, hire employees who are multilingual. This way, it’ll become a lot easier and more cost-effective to appeal to a broader target audience.
When you proudly represent a multitude of nationalities within your firm, you boost your company’s human factor and connection with target audiences.
Stellar Reputation Management
In the age of globalization, companies that enforce pro-diversity policies are viewed in a positive light by both clients and potential employees.
They earn a shining reputation as an organization that believes in equal opportunity for all and recruits individuals from a wide array of backgrounds. This way, potential clients feel more valued and confidently give their business to such companies.
Learn From the Pro
Steve Rizzo is an esteemed member of the Speaker Hall of Fame as well as a renowned public speaker. He has successfully inspired tens of thousands of corporate heads and global business figures to value workplace diversity and employee motivation.
As a celebrated motivational and inspirational business speaker, Steve has positively impacted the lives of employees and employers alike. For bookings, contact his team at (855) 841-9225 or (724) 540-5092.