Why is diversity important in the workplace?
Diversity enriches work life and contributes directly to profitability and value creation, according to Ariane Spandow, Head of Corporate Social Value at Amesto. Customer segments experience rapid change, especially from a global perspective. Sales representatives increasingly have to adapt to new customer groups, new cultures and new business structures.
- To learn from one another and to be open to new stimuli and opinions we must create improved dynamics, competitiveness and the ability to act, says Ariane. By creating equal opportunities, we also lay a stronger foundation for innovation and value creation.
Amesto has, for a long time, focused on increasing the proportion of women and the age range of the employee mix but, at the same time, we are also looking at how we can increase the transparency within other dimensions within diversity.
In order to realise the value of diversity, we need to broaden the way in which we think. Amesto has, for a long time, focused on increasing the proportion of women and the age range of the employee mix but, at the same time, we are also looking at how we can increase the transparency within other dimensions within diversity.
Of course, we are extremely proud that we have a continuously growing number of women in leadership positions and that there is increased spread in the age range within our company . These are important goals, but we are also committed to raising awareness relating to diversity throughout the entire organisation. Who do we hire, how do we hire and how does the new expertise complement existing expertise?
We are not at the finish line yet, but we are working on it.
Focus on the individual.
Loveleen recommends that you not only think about business and profit, but that you also focus on the individual. Consider the maturity of the business before implementing any measures and always remember that, as a leader, you will be the role model in this work.
Ultimately, diversity work is about making good choices today in order to influence the competitiveness of the business for tomorrow.