|Inclusion By Design|
Why INCLUSION BY DESIGN matters:
America is changing. We are a more multi-cultural society than ever before, and successful businesses see how this fact creates opportunities for them to attract talent, fill jobs, and connect with new customers.
Inclusion by Design is a conversation that recognizes that differences – not just differences of color, gender, but all human differences – add real value to business. It’s not about problems—it’s about solutions. It’s not about numbers—it’s about profits and smart growth. It’s about business. The collective brainpower of talented people from different backgrounds, coming together, will help your company succeed in today’s markets. And the opportunities created will benefit people at all levels of society – by making Chattanooga a destination of choice for investment, for talented individuals and their families, and for the leading businesses of tomorrow. Society can only achieve its full economic potential when every member can achieve theirs.
How to get started with INCLUSION BY DESIGN:
In the workforce:
Where is there untapped talent that you are missing, simply because you don’t know how to connect with them?
Cultivate new talent, while nourishing the professional growth of previously untapped talent, among people of widely varied backgrounds.
In the workplace:
What if there were strategies to increase efficiency and connect with customers – but your people didn’t talk about them, out of fear of saying the wrong thing?
Legitimize the conversation about diversity; develop an environment where it’s safe to express difference, by appreciating gifts and promoting respect.
In the marketplace:
How could different perspectives help your company with product research and development? With marketing? With customer satisfaction?
Harness diverse talent – from employees to board members – that can help you grow your customer base.