As a talent strategy consultancy we are often asked about workplace diversity; why it matters and how to achieve it. And for the last decade, our response has been the same. On the ‘benefits’ of having a diverse workplace, there is no debate. It is imperative. The ‘benefits’ if you wish to frame it so, cannot be over-extolled.
To the other question, how to achieve it, first you must interrogate your intention, for diversity isn’t a problem looking to be solved, it’s existential. Genuine workplace diversity can neither be engineered from below or ‘delivered’ from above. Nor is it a task to be laid at the door of the talent department. Instead, it is a way of working, an operational mindset that should permeate every aspect of your business.
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