We live in a complex, interconnected world where diversity, shaped by globalisation and technological advance, forms the fabric of modern society.
Building a workplace that represents the sociocultural dynamics of the environment that our clients and consumers inhabit isn’t just commercially sensible…it is the key to competitive survival.
Globalisation - Exposure to different cultures, religions, communities and language is an everyday occurrence for both customers and workers and is defining the attitude of the markets in which many organisations trade.
A New Normal - The Millennial generation make up an increasing proportion of the labour market and consumer base. This demographic has developed in a global economy based on the internet, gaming and social media with perspectives shaped by inter-connectivity & accessibility.
Work/life balance - Social change and the growing trend for dual income families is revealing the increasing importance of an appropriate work/life balance. Flexible working and a de-emphasis of core hours is becoming more important than ever for today’s labour market.
Generational Gaps - For the first time in history, there are now four generations working side by side. Baby boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and Millennials. Each has their own workplace experiences, practices, attitudes and priorities that need to be understood and balanced.
Changes in Attitudes - The increasing importance of diversity in the public consciousness is evident in daily media coverage and through the press releases of diversity advocacy groups. Disclosures and reports from publicly listed companies & government demonstrate how highly inclusion is prioritised.
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