Diversity, an important and also sensitive topic in the current climate. Besides ethnic, geographical and age diversity, strategic and cognitive diversity is also very important. How can diversity benefit businesses? Good strategic diversity within an organisation ensures that team members become more creative, but they also challenge and complement each other. In short: diversity in a team ultimately ensures that the strategy can be implemented more efficiently.
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In an organisation with a good diversity policy, the qualities and talents of employees are better brought out. These organisations are also better at recruiting a more diverse workforce. This in order to promote equality and diversity in the workplace. Still, striving for diversity in a team turns out to be difficult. Organisations often do not know exactly how to implement a diversity strategy correctly.
There are different strategies for managing diversity in the workplace. First you have to think about how to implement a diversity policy and what is important for you, your team and organisation. After that you need to look at how to maintain, assess and track diversity in the workplace.
A pitfall for leaders is the natural tendency to select people with the same way of thinking or processing information. We often tend to choose someone who has many similarities with us, rather than someone from whom we differ a lot. Awareness of this is step one. The next step is: how do we ensure that we let go of this natural way of acting?
More than 30 years of research have shown that teams that are more strategically diverse can more easily handle complex situations in uncertain or rapidly changing times.
Most organisations include more strategic diversity in the workplace in their diversity policy. After all, it has its advantages. But you won’t reap these benefits if you don’t know how to recruit diverse staff and what to look for in recruitment and selection.
It is important to first find out who is in your current team and how they deal with growth and change, among other things. Then you can look at what areas you are missing and what type of people they are.
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Leverage and manage the natural contribution of others. That is the core concept of diversity.
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