The meaning of diversity is not a complex idea. Diversity is a commitment to recognizing and appreciating the characteristics that make us unique in an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates our individual and collective achievement. Managing diversity is the process of creating and maintaining an environment that naturally enables us all to contribute to our full potential and achieve the best possible results for ourselves, and for the company.
Research has shown that not only does diversity drive business results, it also ensures better decision-making. It’s simply common sense that a diverse group of people bringing different perspectives to the table produce better problem-solving, greater creativity and innovation, leading to more successful relationships with our customers. Diversity gives us the ability to compete in global markets, recognising that being successful in today’s economy requires an understanding of different cultures, approaches and the way business happens in different parts of the world.