Top 5 Next-Gen Benefits of a Diverse TeamJune 18th, 2019 — Revature
No matter where you are in your career, an owner of a business or a post-grad student stepping into the workforce, you can also benefit from having a diverse team. Here’s why:
1. Increased innovation
Staring at a project through the same old lens makes it easy to hit a roadblock. An inclusive workplace is 27% more likely to have superior value creation (McKinsey.) This means a teammate with fresh eyes paired with a unique background can offer a vision no one else can imagine, leading to innovative results.
2. Morale is boosted
It’s always inspiring when fellow teammates with various backgrounds climb up the corporate ladder – seeing others succeed only motivates you to do the same. This inclusive advancement encourages goal setting and healthy productivity. When diversity is a top priority, turnover is lower, connections are stronger, and career growth is possible.
3. Out-of-the-box ideas come to life
Whether it’s a project that requires knowledge in a different language or another skill set that is lacking, having a diverse team is the answer. With various levels of experience, come better business decisions, 87% of the time (Forbes.) Soon enough, your team will take a revolutionary approach to assignments that used to be complicated.
4. Zero tolerance for discrimination
Discrimination of any form won’t survive if diversity and inclusion influence the workplace. When differences are celebrated, people feel empowered to step outside of their comfort zone to bridge any divide. Hiring managers seem to be the influencer for building bridges – 45% of employees believe they are in the best position to increase diversity (Glassdoor.)
5. The future is at your fingertips
57% of employees want more diversity in the office. (Glassdoor) Why? Because new-age ideas that lead companies into the future, are standard outcomes when you’re in an environment that welcomes all backgrounds. However, the most rewarding result of having a diverse team – your company becomes an example of acceptance that positively influences other businesses and communities to adopt the same culture.
Now, it’s your turn to choose diversity and become the domino effect people want to follow. Are you looking for more inspiration on how to make that switch? Check out how we keep our work environment inclusive and fun. Visit Revature.com/lifeatrevature to get an inside look.