It is well known that firms who encourage and drive employee diversity are able to increase their chances of success. The ability to innovate, problem solve and grow become positive problems.
“Diversity and inclusiveness aren’t just nice-to-haves, they’re business imperatives,” says EY. “The more diverse thoughts you can bring into a team, the greater the ideas.”
KPMG: “An inclusive culture is critical for our business to thrive and grow, which is why we’re committed to inclusive leadership right across our organisation.”
With a diverse workforce, firms can reach a wider audience, as they understand a larger group of people and can identify their needs. This understanding helps create brand loyalty and increased rapport, which is vital in today’s global marketplace.
Diverse environments generate diverse thoughts and this encourages employees to be more creative and communicate more effectively. This translates into a more productive and more profitable workforce.