The Hidden Power of Diversity
& Why Companies Must Celebrate it.
Times have changed. People have changed. Companies must change as well.
Only companies with a strong sense of sensibility, flexibility, and tolerance will be able to adapt to a whole new era. Most of the active generations are ambitious and with strong values linked to their personality and experiences. While it was impossible a few years ago, nowadays you can be hired in a company in a completely different country in just a couple of days. This has changed everything. Most of our parents and grandparents were mostly thinking about developing their careers within their local environment, or maybe they would consider moving within their own country.
But now the reality is completely different. Millions of opportunities and people are aware of this and they are willing to search and find the right place. A company with no fear to show their most deep values to the world!
It Brings Confidence to the Employees.
A company that has no fear to celebrate diversity, will develop a strong employee retention and engagement. None of us want to work for a company with totally different values compared to our beliefs.
A brand is like a person and it needs to clearly defend what it makes its personality. A brand that decides not to show its values is like a quiet person who decides to stay in silent. It loses its brand identity. Especially nowadays, showing those values can become an important magnet for talent acquisition.
Companies with an old mindset and unflexible rules have the days counted. Only open minded organizations will be able to survive in the world where we live. Culture, Sexual orientation, Religion, Race, or Age, are some of the most common reasons for discrimination.
“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.”
— Malcolm Forbes
Just Listen to them.
That’s the best a good company can do. By paying attention to their essence it will be easier to adapt the company to the new workforces.
It will be crucial to let them get involved. Have you thought about making events? Ask somebody to organize a Run, a Charity Event, a Concert, a Dinner, anything with a purpose behind. All these kind of events will motivate people to participate and to show their support to their colleges.
Besides, celebrating the differences will make employees feel that being different is completely normal and common in our times.
“There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don’t come to understand that right soon,
there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity.”
— Isaac Asimov
Remember that the power of Diversity borns when we are aware of its real meaning. Diversity and Integration mean Tolerance, Communication, and Flexibility. Only when everyone is aware of this, a company can really move forward to a common Goal. Unfortunately, this is still not the full reality but, in the meantime, we can start by giving example and celebrating that, despite our differences, we are all together under the only tag that truly matters: HUMANITY.