Amid the ongoing global crisis, the need for Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace, whether remotely or in the office, remains the same.
The disruptions facing employers and employees alike are threatening to undo years of companies’ hard work in creating empowering, close-knit workplace cultures that are vital to maintaining innovation, well-being, and productivity.
It is no secret that companies with diverse teams can profit greatly from the myriad of cultures, personal experiences and perspectives that come from having people from every walk of life. The more angles that tasks and challenges can be assessed from, the higher chance of creative solutions being uncovered. Studies show that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 25% more likely to have above-average profitability than those in the bottom quartile. Regarding cultural and ethnic diversity, the advantage increases to 36%.
While diversifying can produce many benefits in the modern globalized, multi-faceted world, without a genuinely inclusive environment alongside, there could be serious negative repercussions. Without a strong sense of inclusion, employees will feel trepidation towards contributing their ideas and innovations, creating an atmosphere of alienation and discontent. No one wants to feel like they are on the outside looking in. This is especially relevant now, with many employees still working remotely, as the interpersonal interactions that previously fostered a sense of unity and mutual respect have diminished significantly, and disappeared entirely for some.
People’s voices need to be heard. People need to feel valued. Who speaks up in the workplace if they are not being listened to? And why would they stay?
Inclusion and diversity are vital for attracting and retaining your most skilled and valuable employees. Having the capability to recognise potential shortcomings regarding inclusion and diversity is an invaluable asset for employers and leaders to have in their arsenal. Maintaining and improving these aspects of the employee experience is critical. Pansensic can show you how.
With Pansensic’s Hybrid Text Analytics Platform vast quantities of employee and ex-employee feedback data can be analysed to pinpoint which areas of their experiences are having the greatest effect, and how they feel about it. Leveraging Emotion Analytics and our Diversity and Inclusion Lens allows you to dig deeper to uncover the true emotional drivers affecting employees’ experiences and reveal the actionable insights to create the optimum workplace culture. Are they frustrated with a lack of dignity and respect? Or perhaps angry with ethical values?
When you need to find the root of the issue, Pansensic will tell you.