DIVERSITY

How many faces does diversity wear?

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Traditional ideas around diversity at work have focused on cultural, ethnic or religious diversity. These characteristics are important but if you take a look at all the people that make up your workplace, you will see that diversity wears many faces:

 

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Ability
  • Religion
  • Belief
  • Education
  • Family unit
  • Culture/ Ethnicity
  • Sexuality
  • Language
  • Location
  • Generation
  • Socio-economic status
  • Experience
  • Health

 

Your diversity opportunity

 

Tolerance, celebration, respect and inclusion are characteristics of great workplaces that embrace their diversity opportunity. But, don’t just take our word for it; recent research by McKinsey found that companies:

 

  • Ranked in the top quartile for gender diversity in their executive teams were 21 percent more likely to experience above average profitability
  • Ranked in the top quartile for ethnic and cultural diversity were 35 percent more likely to outperform on profitability

 

Your organisation can achieve more success and create a happier workplace by embracing diversity. Are you looking for better ideas on working together? You can speak with our Consulting team by emailing leadership@convergeintl.com.au or calling 1300 687 327.

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