Cultural diversity is common in today’s globalised and multicultural world, leading to a more diverse society. Obviously, such diversity is also reflected in the workplace as companies are engaging employees from all sorts of different background, bringing different cultures to the organisation.
A diverse workforce impacts positively both the individual and the hiring company.
Apart from learning new stuff related to the business which will lead to creativity as more talents are brought together, one will also improve cultural insights and employees will respect each other. This will in turn increase productivity and eventually lead to greater profits.
As Maureen Wild, an expert on diversity states, “when employees respect each other and get along in the workplace, it’s amazing how productivity increases, morale increases, and employees are more courteous to customers”.
Having a first-hand experience of a multicultural environment will lead to more personal benefits too such as a better insight of other cultures, and an opportunity to learn another language if colleagues come from countries that their mother tongue is not English. Such personal growth will lead to a better understanding of clients who might come from similar diverse backgrounds and to less racism. This will eventually result into a better reputation of a company. Furthermore, embracing diversity in the workplace is a way how success can be furthered.
Benefits such as creativity and productivity are just two of the reasons why companies encourage diversity in the workplace as these will lead employees to give their best performances. In addition to this, employees will better their personal way of thinking and the way they get along with their colleagues coming from different cultural backgrounds, resulting in better awareness of the world they live in.
Such cultural diversity is surely present at all companies that form part of Business Concept International plc. If you would like to learn more about this group of companies, you can visit this website: www.bci.com.mt/