For years, employers have typically addressed employee engagement and retention issues with a blanket policy that does not accommodate for generational diversity. That presents challenges for organizations seeking internal diversity and inclusion to emulate business strategy.
Committing to diversity and inclusion fuels innovation and allows organizations to better serve customers, keep employees engaged and outperform the competition. Anka Wittenberg, a multi-generational and diversity expert, shares her thoughts on how organizations can turn workplace differences into strategic advantages in business events and internally.
The business landscape will look dramatically different in coming decades. By embracing people’s differences, we can spark innovation, better understand and serve our customers, and gain competitive advantage.
Many researchers and social scientists have proven a link between diversity and productivity. A study published by Bersoin/Deloitte in January 2018 showed companies that embrace diversity and inclusion are six times more likely to cope with change and six times more likely to be innovative.
Here’s how you can start: