According to DHR International Managing Partner Smooch Repovich Reynolds, the future of diversity in the workplace needs to stretch beyond the physical attributes of gender and ethnicity. “True diversity extends across entire organizations, from top executives to entry-level employees. It’s embodied by varied career experiences, educational backgrounds, ages, cultures, religious beliefs, and sexualities,” said Reynolds. This all-inclusive definition brings diversity of thought into a company, which has great benefits both internally and externally.
Externally, company team members work in harmony to comprehend people who are unlike themselves, tweaking processes and messages so they appeal to a broad array of individuals. Internally, team members collectively realize the importance of different experiences and viewpoints, and they strive to understand how each of their co-workers thinks, processes information and generates innovative ideas.
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