Diversity Programs

Less of a HR Program, More of a Business Strategy

Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers.

Josh Bersin — President and Founder of Bersin & Associates

Culture change breeds internal innovation.

When an organization embarks on a process of culture change that seeks to incorporate diversity and inclusion as part of that change, this is a recognition that an organization’s most valuable assets are its people and that because each person is unique, everyone brings different potential contributions to the workplace.

Business Strategies

Create focus at upper levels
Creating behavioral standards
Training people at all levels
Integration in recruitment, performance management, leadership assessment

Best Practices

Fair treatment
Equal access to opportunity
Teamwork and collaboration
Collaborative conflict resolution processes

Diversity is a key driver of innovation and is a critical component of successful business

According to The Forbes Insights survey, senior executives are recognizing that a diverse set of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds is crucial to innovation and the development of new ideas. Multiple voices lead to new ideas, new services, and new products, and encourage out-of-the-box thinking.

The Facts

85% believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to encouraging different perspectives and ideas that drive innovation — read more

35% of diverse companies outperform homogeneous ones — read more

2.3x higher cash flow enjoyed by inclusive companies — read more

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Diversity Has Many Dimensions

There is no single, universally-accepted definition of diversity or inclusion. Rather, workplace diversity is understanding and valuing differences between people to give an organization a competitive business advantage.

"... everyone has personal traits that can offer potential contributions to the workplace."

While these high level definitions briefly describe a person's characteristics, everyone has personal traits that can offer potential contributions to the workplace. This can be broken down into two main categories:

Inherent Diversity - race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation

Acquired Diversity - communication style, work habits, behavioral attitudes, economic status, and knowledge