By recruiting talent from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles at all levels of the organizational hierarchy, companies gain access to a comprehensive variety of perspectives and viewpoints. This variety enhances the organization’s ability to explore new solutions and identify business opportunities that they may never have considered before.
Skills, experience, and education have always been important, but while companies look to the future, they see the value in building a culture. And that means going beyond the bullet points of a well-constructed and thoughtfully designed resume.
In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, now could be the best time to reassess or create your career plan so that you’re ready when the jobs come back. Look at your value to an employer, assess your accomplishments, and consider what you can do to transform your job.
By adopting diversity initiatives as part of our corporate cultures, we can begin to bend destructive tribalism into a positive force by opening our employees’ eyes and minds to the amazing value each of us brings to a common purpose. This isn’t merely “tolerance”; this is about truly embracing and respecting each other’s differences because it makes us all better for doing so.