The transition has started and the workforce of 2019 and beyond will be more diverse than ever before – and it’s not what you think.
While we’ve long known that gender, race and cultural diversity create better organizations, the newest workplace frontier is all about how we think. According to a study by consulting and professional services company, Deloitte, cultivating “diversity of thought” can boost innovation and creative problem-solving.
It is time to explore the economics of the investment in human capital, which means attracting new recruits and retaining a workforce by moving towards a culture that embraces innovation and increased diversity of thought. People bring different cultures, backgrounds and personalities to the table — and those differences shape how they approach varying situations through their actions, and how outcomes can vary. Many times for the better. Yet, have we and do we continue to build our workforce with those who are just like us?
When faced with your next hiring decision, keep in mind the unconventional candidates that surface – even if they don’t have the same training and experience as the candidates in your network, they can provide real value to your organization.
Interested in learning about how diversity of thought candidates can provide value to your organization? Contact The Dahill Group today for more information.