As our workplaces become more diverse and open, it is vital individuals have the skills to understand, respect and work with others despite differences. The ability to include others who might have different ways of perceiving the world not only improves interactions at work but makes a company’s products and services more inclusive and successful.
Furthermore, when employees (whoever they are) feel included, they feel a sense of belonging that drives performance and collaboration. By supporting and promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace, you will be giving your company a competitive edge at every level.
Deloitte identified an 80% improvement in business performance when levels of diversity and inclusion were high. (ft.com)
Teams that are diverse are 45% happier and 48% more likely to stay in a company. (Creative Equals)
Companies in the top quartile of racial/ethnic diversity were 35% more likely to have financial returns above competitors. (MckInsey)
47% of millennials (who will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025) are actively looking for diversity and inclusion when sizing up potential employers. (Weber Shandwick)
Corporations that embrace gender diversity on their executive teams were more competitive and 21% more likely to experience above-average profitability. (McKinsey)