Diversity and diversity policies are fairly commonplace in contemporary culture. But at Robert W. Baird diversity policies have helped drive significant organizational change because it offers leadership an opportunity to consider multiple perspectives on everyday issues.
Pat Nazemetz, former Chief Human Resources and Ethics Officer of Xerox Corporation, encourages organizations to build a culture that accepts different experiences. “A homogenous workforce is missing the talent pool.” Build a collaborative atmosphere by recruiting the right people and supporting them with a set of shared values.
Molly Anderson, Director of Talent for Deloitte Services LP, shares actions you can take to maximize the value of a firm’s diversity initiatives. Examples include focusing on success stories and prioritizing diversity efforts.
How do you maximize the value of your diverse organization?