What does diversity mean, exactly? What makes a workplace diverse? We use this word so often as a synonym for racial diversity that we forget there are all types of diversity.
According to Merriam-Webster, diversity simply means “an instance of being composed of differing elements or qualities.” Therefore, every workplace that employs two or more people is a diverse workforce simply because no two people are alike. But some groups of people are more similar than others. And your clientele is likely to represent people from many different backgrounds.
It’s important to know how to build a diverse workplace and implement strong diversity and inclusion policies so employees feel valued, protected and supported. Here are some questions to consider when looking to diversify your company’s workforce.
What Makes a Diverse Workforce?
If your office employs individuals from a number of different ethnicities, but everyone graduated from the same university, attends the same church, has the same marital status and binges the same shows on Netflix, you’re not really part of a diverse workforce.
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