Challenges of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: 29 Experts Reveal the Biggest Challenges Employers Face Everyday (and How to Overcome Them)
Our COO, Alina Shaffer, was one of 29 HR experts featured in the Wonolo’s blog article, Challenges of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: 29 Experts Reveal the Biggest Challenges Employers Face Everyday (and How to Overcome Them).
In the article, she discusses one of the most important and challenging aspects of diversity in the workplace. With the majority of organizations understanding having a diverse workforce is important, many do not know how to achieve one or how to strengthen their diverse culture. Below are Alina’s insights:
One of the most important and challenging aspects is…
First creating an inclusive culture where diversity lives and is leveraged to foster innovation and ultimately better business outcomes. Many organizations tend to focus on tactics first…compliance training, hiring and promoting more females and underrepresented minorities, etc. Yet, if the foundation of an inclusive culture doesn’t exist – one that welcomes new ideas, experiences and points of view – the likelihood of retaining talent is slim. Start by focusing inward to discover your talent experience with the lens of inclusion and be honest about how your culture addresses multiple facets of diversity such as embracing diversity of thought, cultivating innovation and addressing biases. From there it’s critical to get the organization buy-in and executive sponsorship needed to redesign experiences and bring them to life to create the environment where everyone can do their best work.
To read the other HR experts advice and see more insight into tackling diversity challenges, read the full article.
This article was originally posted on Wonolo’s blog and the original, full article can be found here.