Friday, August 7, 2015

The Benefits of Diversity In the Workplace

More and more companies are finding out just how valuable a diverse workplace can be, not just for
camaraderie but for productivity and innovation.

Diversity is more than a workplace or government policy; it is foremost a reality of the world -- and not just for humans, but for everything and anything you can think of. Living, breathing, or otherwise, the world and the universe it resides in are infinitely interesting and diverse. Think, for instance, of how many species of frog there are in the world -- and that’s just one little creature on one little planet!

Diversity is default. With all the wonderful variation in and around us, we can never cease to be interested. But why is diversity so important in the workplace?

Diversity is important in the workplace precisely because allowing ourselves to listen to and to learn from those who have different experiences results in the expansion of perspective -- a stretching of the mind’s ability to entertain new notions. One simply ceases to learn when one closes oneself off to a diversity of ideas. And when people cease to learn, companies cease to grow.

A company comprised of people with more or less the same background, from the same region, with the same values -- well, this company is likely going to continue to remain in that same mindset. Add people from different places with different ideas and different-but-nonetheless-valid realities, and suddenly you have everyone learning from one another, thus creating an atmosphere conducive to creativity.

A lack of diversity places a limit on the possibility for growth and innovation precisely because people of like mindsets rarely challenge each other to think outside the box. The more perspectives one brings in, the more possible results one gets out. Quite simply, we have a lot to learn from one another’s lived realities. 

It’s important to note that people of different ages, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexualities, gender identities, and school majors are all individuals -- one person’s life does not mirror another’s simply because they share a label. But this just goes to show how diverse the world is! In the end, it’s always best to have a conversation with someone to see what they can offer your business. 

Try to bring in, to the best of your ability, people with different perspectives -- problems get solved much more quickly when you have different perspectives being brought to the table.There is infinite potential for creativity when you’re willing to listen to what others have to say. 

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  1. Diversity is definitely the key to growth. Either in personal life or professional life. Another well thought out Inspherio Blog!

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