Diversity in the workplace: The Importance & Benefits

Diversity is the inclusion of people from different cultures, backgrounds, experiences or beliefs. Diversity in the workplace is so important as it brings different perspectives and ideas to a company.

Organisational diversity can drive success; from early stages of selection and recruitment, to day to day communication and working effectively within teams, as well as creating a meaningful rich culture which encourages higher levels of engagement.

The most forward-thinking companies understand that diversity within the workplace is a positive attribute and can create a more productive atmosphere.

The importance of a diverse workforce

  1. Gaining different points of view, new perspectives and new approaches that could greatly contribute to the success of the business
  2. Ensure that you are not missing out on great talent and employees that could add significant value to your business
  3. Employees can learn from co-workers who have different styles of how they work. Traditional-generation workers can learn new styles and processes from workers who belong to the Millennial generation, who are typically tech-savvy. This mixture can benefit both the employee and your company.
  4. Workplace diversity can help a company become more adaptable. Engaging employees from different cultures, ethnicity, religions etc., can enhance your competitive advantage and help you to better meet your customer’s broad range of needs.

Diversity in the workplace is set to increase throughout 2019 and beyond and is something progressive companies will strive to achieve. Zevo Health are very aware of this growing trend and we now offer training on diversity in the workplace.

The purpose of the training is to:

  1. Explore the benefits of creating a diverse workforce
  2. Increase self – awareness & reflection
  3. Understand how attitudes and biases impact behaviour within the workforce
  4. Examine how organisations might promote diversity within the workplace

Zevo Health ensure all our programmes are tailored to fit your needs, cultures and the characteristics of your team supporting the development of a diverse workforce.

For more information on our diversity programme and the other services we provide, please complete the contact form.