Diverse teams are often the least productive, as team members find it difficult to see, understand and act on situations in similar ways. Conflict slows down processes within an organisation. Yet, diverse teams have the potential to become the most effective and productive teams, due to the varied backgrounds of team members. When differences are consciously recognised, acknowledged and used, they can significantly enhance overall performance and strengthen a brand – internally as well as externally.
By managing diversity effectively you can...
- … stimulate individual participation and creativity.
- … increase the flow of ideas.
- … attract and retain the best skills.
- … improve employer-employee relations.
- … reduce tension, confusion and counter-productivity in the workforce.
In our diversity management interventions, we focus on creating a supportive environment, in which differences are embraced and can be used for the benefit of the whole organisation. Only in such an environment can synergy be achieved, i.e. differences resolved, maximising the strengths of each position and minimising the weaknesses.
Diversity management is strongly linked to organisational strategy and culture as well as human resource policies and practices. Thus, top management commitment to diversity management initiatives is key.
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