In an age of multiculturalism and globalisation it is fantastic to see the diversity within organisations and the evermore interconnected world and economy. The nature of the workplace is changing and evolving and therefore it is important that organisations adapt to a multicultural work environment. Diversity has great potential and benefits in the global economy which means companies must look for ways to be inclusive and embrace different cultures. Within a multicultural workplace it is important to understand these differences, respect them and look at the opportunities they bring!
A diverse work culture is great because it opens up a larger pool of resources, learning styles, skills and opinions. With diversity comes different perspective on situations and different ways of solving problems, which increases the potential and scope of a company. Among employees it encourages sharing new languages, ideas and interests as well as cultural traditions or festivals. Workplace diversity can create better cultural understandings, facilitating a more worldly perspective, which is of course very valuable in the global economy. The more multicultural an organization is the more opportunities for learning and growth it has as well as having benefits of adaptability an increased respect in the workplace. Overall, by becoming more inclusive and embracing diversity we increase our capabilities not only in business but as individuals.
Here at William Scott Associates we enjoy interacting and working with people from all backgrounds from across the world. It is clear that we should celebrate diversity and difference to learn more about the amazing world around us and become more interconnected.