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The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

Spark News has mentioned how advanced technology has made us. Today we can communicate with people all over the world in a second. We can perform interviews over the internet on Spark Hire with candidates and employers that are on the other side of the country, and even on the other side of the world. As if that wasn’t enough, we can take photos and post them on the internet to share them with friends all over the world. Since we can now communicate with people from all over the world in a heartbeat, it’s important we know exactly how to communicate with them. For instance, what is customary communication etiquette here in the U.S. is likely very different than what is expected in China or Japan. There are different things you should not say or do and in order to communicate properly and do business with others across the world, you must know what is acceptable and what is not. That is where having a diverse group of employees can really benefit your company.

When you have a lot of diversity in your office, you can learn from one another and already gain a sense of how others with different cultural backgrounds communicate. Since you have to learn how to effectively communicate with them naturally in the office, you already have a leg up on those offices that aren’t quite as diverse. Another great reason for keeping a diverse office is to keep discrimination at bay. When there are mostly people in the office with the same cultural background, it will be more difficult for someone of a different racial or religious background or someone of a different age. That is why you should make sure that your workplace is diverse from the get go. The more your employees have to work together and understand each others cultural differences, the more tolerant and understanding your employees will be with global business interactions.

However, this isn’t the only great aspect of having a culturally diverse workplace. When you have people of different backgrounds and likely different perspectives and points of view on life then your workplace will be oozing with creativity. When you have workers of mostly the same race, religious views and age then it’s likely they will share a lot of the same ideas and views. With diversity, you also get diverse creativity, and more of it.

So many great things can come out of a diverse workplace. Plus, when you have diversity it makes things a lot more fun. You always learn new things and it’s likely your workplace will never be deathly boring.

SOURCE: EthnoCorrect
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Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter