Diversity In The Workplace: How To Turn It Into An Asset

Any chef can tell you that it takes a variety of unique ingredients to create something delicious. You wouldn’t want a sandwich with only mustard in the middle or pasta noodles without sauce or toppings. The same goes for workplace diversity within your organization. Too much of one ingredient is bland. But an organization with a dynamic mixture of people from different backgrounds and with different skill sets, experience levels, and opinions? That’s a recipe for success.
While there’s a lot of discussion around workplace diversity these days, many organizations may consider it a requirement to be met rather than a competitive advantage. In other words, we often see it as a hurdle instead of using it as a boost. But here’s the truth: diversity in all of its forms can be a major asset for your organization if you allow it to be.
A United States Census Bureau white paper reports that “by 2044, more than half of all Americans are projected to belong to a minority group (any group other than non-Hispanic
White alone); and by 2060, nearly one in five of the nation’s total population is projected to be foreign born.” The workforce is only becoming more diverse, and not just physically. As younger generations flood the job market, we also face greater diversity of thought, experience, and skills.
When you diversify your workforce, you increase your organization’s stability, productivity, innovation, and more. In this ebook, you’ll learn how to think about diversity in the 21st century, especially concerning issues issues like fair pay, bias, and favoritism. You will also understand how to grow and manage a diverse workforce—one that will strengthen your organization in every aspect and transform it for the better.
Download our free ebook now to learn more about the importance of workplace diversity.