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October is National Diversity Awareness Month

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Happy National Diversity Awareness Month! Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is one of the Drum Cafe West team’s favorite topics because we believe that there is great value in building a comfortable, understanding and respectful environment for all employees. Nurturing these three traits in the workplace results in trust, stronger communication and collaboration and higher productivity. As more corporations reach globally and as the entire workforce continues to grow and change, making diversity and inclusion a priority is not only valuable for you and your employees, but it is critical for sustainability and success. Promoting diversity cannot be a single initiative, but rather must be sewn into the fabric of your corporate culture and values to be successful. Below are four different types of diversity that should be considered when integrating diversity and inclusion into your company culture:

  1. Cultural – Our personal backgrounds and cultures strongly influence our beliefs, values, humor, expectations and more. Taking the time to learn about one another’s cultural backgrounds will most likely reveal that we have a great deal in common. Additionally, it opens a great opportunity to understand and accept our differences, which can be powerful in any setting. Cultural diversity in the workplace can extend your company’s service range, customer base, talents and more.
  2. Organizational – Various departments, roles, and levels of status within the workplace can create dividers amongst coworkers. Organizational diversity is important in breaking down certain walls that prevent effective communication and relationships while maintaining respect both up and down the ladder.
  3. Multigenerational – With so many different age groups in the workplace today, it can be challenging to find an effective balance in different ideas about work ethic, values, communication styles, and more. It’s important to properly manage a team so that both the tech-driven millennials can relate to, work with and learn from the seasoned industry experts, and vice versa.
  4. Gender – Gender diversity is vital to the success of any and every workplace. The benefits stretch from bringing together different ideas and viewpoints internally to attracting a diverse customer base externally.

Which areas of diversity would you like to improve in your workplace?

October is National Diversity Awareness Month


Happy National Diversity Awareness Month! Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is one of the Drum Cafe West team’s favorite topics because we believe that there is great value in building a comfortable, understanding and respectful environment for all employees. Nurturing these three traits in the workplace results in trust, stronger communication and collaboration and […]

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