As a working professional with a cross-cultural background, as well as Asia, being a huge part of my career, diversity and inclusion is a topic I hold on very dearly to. In fact, it has become second nature to me as it is seen and practiced everywhere I go. I am proud to say, I lead a team of incredibly wonderful people from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds at Timeo-Performance.
With a diverse plethora of professionals working in the office, we can have a wider spectrum of perspectives as well as life and work experiences. Add on religious and cultural differences, the workplace will naturally bloom into an environment that is of great respect and appreciation.
We all understand what it means to be diverse, but more importantly, we need to apply inclusion to fully embrace its true meaning. This week, let’s dive into what diversity and inclusion mean and how we can celebrate it in our respective workplaces.
Diversity and inclusion aren’t just about building a good work culture. It goes much deeper than that, I assure you. It is about acknowledging and recognizing each other’s abilities despite coming from different backgrounds and career paths. In this article, find out how these factors improve businesses significantly as well as why it is important to have D&I in our workplaces.
Over a few decades, the social and political movement has gone through major changes. The industry is unlike those of yesteryears anymore and for us to keep our organization agile and relevant, we must progress with the times as well. Find out more on the business side of inclusion in this article.
There is this practice going around that is known as the “Checkbox” mentality. It is where managers hire solely to satisfy diversity purposes without realizing that it is truly much deeper than that. One needs to look at it holistically before evaluating their decisions. Only then can we fully embrace a workplace culture that inspires diversity and inclusion. Here are 6 simple but highly effective ways of how we can achieve them.
As a bonus this week, I would like to share this short but informative 11-minute video to all my readers from every professional background. The perspective of this particular talk is quite an interesting one, especially when it comes from a business viewpoint. It is true, I do believe that the best place to practice and realize diversity and inclusion is in our workplaces.
We spend a third of our lives working, and it is with people of different nationalities and origins. So why not grab this opportunity and celebrate diversity and inclusion as we all strive for success together. Thank you for reading and have a great weekend ahead!
We were founded with a vision to improve the world of work for everyone
We are in the Skills Business!
Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams, and individuals. As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.
Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service. Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.