Diversity breeds innovation. And innovation breeds business success. It is often said that an organisation’s greatest asset is its people. And it is people who make organisations great. But how do organisations attract and retain the best talent? How do they nurture this talent and unleash the energy, drive and ideas that comes from attracting a diverse workforce? Asian Media Group, Britain’s biggest Asian publishing group, will explore these questions and more at the GG2 Diversity Conference which this year took place on Wednesday 24th October 2018. Diversity is essential to the growth and prosperity of organisations because a diversity of perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders, and age reap untold benefits. And it’s these benefits we’ll be exploring at the GG2 Conference, appropriately titled this year, The Diversity Dividend.
Research by McKinsey clearly demonstrates that companies with more diverse senior management teams and boards are considerably more profitable than those with all-white, male boards. Multiple studies have revealed that more diverse companies are better able to attract top talent, improve their customer orientation, and increase employee satisfaction and decision making, often leading to a virtuous cycle of increasing returns. The GG2 Diversity Conference featured speeches by a number of inspirational and passionate speakers including politicians, campaigners, entrepreneurs and senior executives, who will share their knowledge and expertise and explore why investment in diversity is critical for business growth, and what organisations can do to improve diversity and support inclusion in the workplace.
Host BBC presenter Clive Myrie told the audience they could look forward to a day which would focus on the conversation surrounding diversity. “Our wide range of speakers today will help move that conversation forward,” he said. “Because it’s a discussion you should all be having, at the very highest levels of management.” Myrie warned businesses that if sections of society were excluded, then talent could potentially be excluded too. That talent could be beneficial to their companies, he explained, so they should seek out the best staff, whatever their colour, gender or sexual orientation…READ MORE.