Striving for more diversity (in all its forms) is good, but it’s what you do with and for those new voices that can change the landscape of a company. Why does diversity matter and how does it factor into the competitive environment?
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), says that inclusion is the “real holy grail” in terms of making the most of diversity.
Diversity strategies have evolved over time to focus more on commonality. Taylor says that by starting with what people have in common, we can learn to respect each other’s differences.