Diversity is such a buzzword nowadays, especially in the corporate world. But what does it really mean, and why is it important? According to Merriam-Webster, diversity is defined as:
“the condition of having or being composed of differing elements.”
Think about that for a second: differing elements. Diversity is not just about having a group of people who don’t look alike. It’s about having a variety of opinions, beliefs, and points of view. That’s the real power of diversity.
At EHS Support, diversity has always been engrained in our culture. We understand that you can’t have good, productive conversations without it. We need it to grow and to thrive. From day one our company was designed to be inclusive. Once you’re a part of our team, we make sure that you have the opportunity to contribute, to learn, and to have your voice heard. This focus, along with our performance program, enables everyone in the company to grow in their career the way they want to. No matter what type of learner you are, we clear a path so you can excel.
As a woman, I’m proud that EHS Support’s percentage of female employees is much higher than the industry average. But true diversity isn’t just about an equal number of male and female employees. True diversity – the kind that adds value – is when you have a team made up of people with varying backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and life experiences. We don’t always agree with each other, and that’s a good thing. It’s through this difference of opinion that we are able to provide our clients with effective, well-thought-out solutions that provide long-term value.
The bottom line: when you make diversity a focus of your day-to-day operations, you’ll see an unprecedented level of growth in your people, teams, and your organization as a whole.