Advantages of Having Diversity at the Workplace

Let’s face it. We can look at the list of top executives in almost any company, and the majority of them have similar backgrounds.  Not just in areas such as education, but more than likely, they share the same race, gender, and religious beliefs. Now more than ever, we live in a country that is becoming more diverse each day. From people arriving here to make a better life for themselves, to others who have made the decision to openly live their lives, embracing their identities. Shouldn’t our workplace reflect the world outside of the building where we spend the majority of our lives? The very core of diversity is inclusion.  The inclusion of people from all walks of life tends to bring a multitude of ideas, which can have a great effect on the company’s performance. This is just common sense. But not necessarily common practice. What company wouldn’t want more ideas to choose from? As humans, we have the tendency to be drawn towards people that are similar to ourselves. But how can we grow by only staying in our comfort zones? How much more in business, as the potential to draw from people different from ourselves is enormous. Left untapped, we are just existing in the everyday rat race. The goal of any business is to grow, continuously taking it to the next level.  Imagine that growth from the seeds of diversity watered by inclusion, cultural awareness, and traveling outside of our comfort zones. Isn’t it time to make the rhetoric of “thinking outside of the box” a reality?

8 thoughts on “Advantages of Having Diversity at the Workplace”

  1. I much prefer working for large and diverse companies. Crazy to me that equality is still an issue for so many groups.

  2. Many people lack in cultural awareness. It is enriching to work in a company that embraces diversity and other cultures.

  3. This is great, diversity in the workplace brings new light to the company you work for. It’s better to have more ideas flowing and more collaboration taking place, rather than going back to the same old routine.

  4. The fact stated in the first sentence is depressing yet true. It’s difficult to grow in a company if you’re the odd one out. I’m glad more businesses are opening up o diversity more and more

  5. I agree with you Ingrid! It is great to see so many places making more of an effort to teach diversity.

  6. Having diversity in the workplace is a positive all the way around. With so much unrest in the world it teaches us tolerance for other cultures. If you are not exposed to other cultures and people it can be difficult to form unbiased opinions of people of other ethnicities. Education and inclusion is key.

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