A well-coined statement “unity in diversity” reflects the strength and power that comes with the joining action. A little while ago a Harvard Review on a similar post had reported that in the years to come companies would be repleting both their inherent and acquired diversity and that they have found out the correct measures to out-innovate and outperform the competition with the help of diversity initiatives. This concludes that both diversity and inclusion are the two major pillars of any business and are very crucial for the formation of a company as well as to provide a well-scaffolded business to the company.
As more and more companies have greeted with welcome change some of the giants who have committed themselves to focusing upon diversity efforts that play a serious role in both the internal and external affairs on an organization are companies like Johnson&Johnson, Coca-Cola and Starbucks to name a few. Apart from them, many others have adopted active programs and goals travelling beyond the ethos to greet diversity.
Some of the most significant reasons for considering diversity initiatives are the multiple benefits it tags along. Not only do these reflect the good intentions of the company to harbor the interests of all and making a global representation but are also strategic to drive their business. This is so because the diverse team would be a storehouse of a multitude of perspectives’, opinions and ideas as they come from varied backgrounds and as such can add to the growth, development and strength of the company. In addition, these are also geared with a unique problem-solving ability with least chance of errors.
If a company wishes to chalk out a diversity plan it must ensure that everyone on board the team understands why the inclusion effort and should be able to discuss the same with others when the topic arises. Developing your work culture in such a way that each employee is keen in its concept that diversity and inclusion are among the values and goals of the company.
A company should adopt a few measures for recruiting for diverse talent and sharing their commitment for inclusion. Some of the best ways to go ahead with this would be to highlight a segment of their company culture in their website and understanding on the values of the inclusion. These days it has become a norm for most companies as well as for the job-seeking millennials who look forward to be a part of a strong cultural fit, which they consider one of the best attributes in their search for a good job.