A diverse workforce is much more than a checkbox on a to-do list — it makes companies better by bringing different perspectives to the table. But how do those different perspectives affect a company’s success? And how can you achieve diversity in your workplace?
In today’s teams, “diversity” covers a range of characteristics, including race, sex, gender identity, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more. A workforce is diverse when a wide variety of groups are represented — and welcomed.
After all, a truly diverse workforce is one that not only looks diverse but encourages diversity of thought, too. In this way, diversity brings together people of different backgrounds and mindsets to foster innovation and new ways of thinking, to benefit the organization.