Diversity in the workplace has been a highly discussed topic in the industry for the past several years, and for good reason! While employees are asked to work towards an organization’s main vision or goal, in return they should feel comfortable in the workplace, be treated equally, and be given the respect they deserve regardless of gender, creed, or color. 2020 has shown the World - if anything good can be said about 2020 - that global collaboration at scale is truly possible for many industries and jobs; people from the furthermost points of the planet came together daily in Zoom meetings to discuss daily priorities, set goals or review the work accomplished so far. The pandemic has really opened the big door of global team collaborations, especially for the tech world.
In this light, organizations need to consider ways of not only encouraging the emergence and growth of diversity in their teams; they need to place diversity in the main agenda as a strategic goal for their business success. Certainly this means a learning curve for most companies, so preparing to learn a lot about things we take for granted is also part of the ride.
To-date, WillDom has an ecosystem that embodies 2500+ software developers and engineers across 5 countries, so creating a culture that embraces the collective whole is a critical component to the success of WillDom. As Head of the Talent vertical at WillDom, I’m always looking out for new ways in which our teams from all offices can leverage their unique traits and ways into opportunities for growth, collaboration and learning. That has included launching a number of actions that, through inclusivity, have enabled WillDom to foster an engaging environment that benefits from our employees unique perspectives and cultural backgrounds.
If your organization has taken baby steps -or no steps at all- towards making diversity a priority, below are a few tried-and-true recommendations that can head start your company’s promotion of diversity in the workplace:
When handled appropriately, the diversity of employees has the potential to be one of an organization’s greatest assets. Having employees work together to create solutions and tackle problems from a variety of different worldviews and perspectives is a much better option than like-mindedness. Companies that handle hiring the right way, are flexible in their approach to process and systems, can take key learnings from all situations, and are hungry to continually learn how to promote and manage diversity will go far.
As we see the landscape of the workplace change to a more digitally-focused effort, it’s an evolutionary next step for organizations to expand its network to consider those outside of its physical locations. By having more of a worldview approach, organizations can take advantage of hiring talent from all over the world in order to provide more value to business goals and client success.
To learn more about WillDom and its expertise in managing the diversity within its community, we invite you to visit our website at www.willdom.com, or contact a WillDom rep at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak directly regarding your business needs.