DIVERSITY is a word that most companies don’t want to acknowledge until it’s too late. While it sounds good in the mission statement and company philosophy, most never actually implement a true diversity process into their leadership style and daily workplace culture. It’s leadership’s job to set the tone, boundaries, and the structure so that diversity can thrive in an organization.
Most companies want their workplace to reflect their client base and consumers, and for good reason. These days, whatever you sell, you sell to a variety of ethnic groups, religions, and gender. So a diversity problem in your organization--if not contained in house--can have a negative impact on your bottom line.
This is why CEOs and business owners are so sensitive when it comes to the diversity issues that plague society, after all society is in your workplace. Even further, this is probably the biggest reason many CEOs defected from President Trump’s council, fearing that his comments would damage their brand, and ultimately their profit
The overall point is this: diversity matters, and it matters a lot. And many businesses opt to hire a diversity coach to help them implement their goals. If you decided to reach out to a diversity coach, here are three things to consider.