Successful organizations know that incredible challenges can be overcome when people from different backgrounds join together in collaboration. Diversity training is vital if a business expects to harness the power of a culturally diverse workforce. It is especially effective for remote teams that must learn to communicate effectively across language and cultural barriers. HRDQ offers a full range of diversity and inclusion training materials to help your team gain cultural awareness and create more workplace satisfaction.
Diversity & Inclusion
This powerful RTL title explores the subtle ways that fundamental attribution errors and micro-inequities occur. Learn how to combat these by fostering an environment that focuses on building respectful interactions.
This workshop is an effective tool designed to get adult learners out of their seats and into station-based activities catered to distinct learning preferences, interaction types, and technology options.
This workshop is a powerful experience that helps participants identify their personal areas of low cultural understanding and provides examples of ways to improve them.
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The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace
A survey by Korn/Ferry International found that more than 2 million people leave their jobs each year because of unfairness in the workplace, costing employers an estimated $64 billion per year in hiring costs. People of color were three times more likely than white heterosexual men to say unfairness was the reason they quit their jobs. On the other hand, a diverse workplace has been proven to have more talent, collaboration, employee satisfaction, and financial success. To promote improved collaboration and retention in your organization, diversity training should be top of mind.
There are a few key areas to look at when trying to understand diversity and its significance. Positive employee and manager behaviors should be exhibited, and workplace design should be structured to create a framework for inclusion. People need to recognize what respect means to each individual, and what behaviors and perspectives are necessary for successful and respectful conflict resolution before, during, and after the process. Employees should also exhibit behaviors that influence others to be part of the solution. They need to give and receive feedback on negative behavior in a respectful manner and understand ways to surpass barriers and seek personal growth.
Creating Better Behaviors
Both employees and managers can help improve diversity in the workplace and make others feel included. Better behavior from everyone means everyone feels part of the team.
Employees should adapt to different working styles, approaches to communicating, and preferences for interacting. They need to communicate respectfully and effectively and treat every person as a unique individual. Including and encouraging all coworkers to participate in formal and informal meetings is essential.
Managers need to understand how personal preferences may affect personnel decisions, such as who gets promoted or who gets assigned the best projects. Decisions should be made based on employees’ skills and abilities and the task requirements. Projects should not be assigned on age, gender, etc. Managers should also coach and mentor individuals who may be struggling to engage with others appropriately. It is crucial to get to know employees’ personalities, unique skills, and interests.
An Inclusive Workforce
If all of these tasks can be accomplished, a more diverse and respectful workplace will emerge. This can benefit everyone working at the organization and the organization as a whole.
To promote inclusion in your organization, explore the many effective diversity training materials available at HRDQ!
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