One of the most important competitive advantages you can achieve is cultural diversity. A workforce that includes people with different abilities & skills regardless of gender, age, religion, or nationality, can help to create a more creative, constructive, and innovative working environment.
When organisations utilise the varied talent of its team members, they aim for success.
A well thought diversity and inclusion strategy will produce a positive social impact and demonstrate the strength of your values to your stakeholders.
Another asset is to any organisation is their branding. Featuring programmes and policies that consider diversity, inclusion and equality are important factors in attracting and retaining the best talent in the market.
When setting up diversity policies within an organisation the following foundations should be considered:
The relationship established between your company and people: the sustainability of your company will be influenced by how satisfied the preferences, needs and motivation of your group of interest… In other words, the client experience. Managing the relationships with people that interact with your brand in a satisfactory way will reinforce a strong and competitive brand.
In terms of Talent Management, diversity enriches with the experiences, abilities, and skills from the team members. Holistically creating a strong, competitive team.
Identifying prejudices and fighting them, is without any doubt a firm wager for talent and opens a culture that develops with human diversity.
The organisation’s workplace inclusion constitutes a commitment to society and empowers the different communities where they operate.
An empowered society will improve the use of products and services and at the same time will require a rise in talent to provide the services.
A diversity strategy can fail if individuals don’t act as one team. Sharing experiences and values will reinforce their sense of belonging. In other words, it is important not only to have a diverse workforce, but also an inclusive culture, so every single member is integrated in the heart of the organization.