Diversity in the workforce is always welcome when you work with the right people. It’s nothing to be afraid of; but for some reason, companies see it as a sign of weakness. The assumption is that people from diverse backgrounds are only hired for the sake of putting on a front, even when they don’t deserve to get the jobs they have.
This is a very problematic and harmful assumption because it undermines the skills and intelligence people bring due to or regardless of their gender, ethnicity, and nationality and so on.
It’s about What They Bring to the Table: Pure, Raw Talent
Not just at our firm, but any workplace can benefit from being inclusive. There are various forms of diversity and inclusion, from cultural to ethnic, and gender diversity—each offering numerous benefits.
Some of the upsides of having diversity in the workplace are:
1) Greater productivity
With greater diversity, come greater solutions and increased productivity. Not just in quantity, but also in quality. Workers will be pushed to compete with skilled and intelligent individuals and stay on top of their game.
2) More creativity
Sometimes, your workforce tends to comprise of individuals from similar demographics. Often, this means their ideas are reflective of their experiences too. Not only is that harmful for the growth of a company, but it’s also a hindrance to innovation.
With a diverse workforce, it’s likely that you’ll have greater variation in ideas and be able to foster that creativity. It leaves room for bringing in variation in experience, understanding of different audiences, clients, social phenomena and situations.
3) Higher employee engagement and lower turnover rates
When people feel welcome and like they belong, employee engagement is likely to be higher too. Employees will feel welcome and included enough to feel empowered, which means they’ll take more ownership and feel more invested in the company’s long-term goals.
Furthermore, when they feel like they belong, they’re more likely to stick around longer. Turnover rates will drop and lead to people staying committed to an organization for longer periods of time.
4) Insights and greater market share
Diverse backgrounds mean people have nuanced understandings of communities and groups. Companies are able to reach out to communities they’re targeting through those who have an insight into them. This, in turn, leads to greater market share.
KH Property Consultants is regarded as one of the leading property consultants in NY, and we owe it to our incredibly hardworking and diverse workforce. To work with our team, you can contact us on (347) 987-4063, 347-300-8346 or email us at Karen@khpropertyconsultants.com.