The inclusion of diverse workforces in a work environment is always a very lively theme. The laboratory environment on this is no exception.
True diversity is a strength but it must pass through the recognition of each person, who in turn must contribute at the highest level.
The creation of a diverse workforce can start from different criteria (gender, race, education level, nationality etc.).
Having a representation of different groups means bringing different experiences and perspectives within a group, a difficult initial management of these peculiarities can however lead to excellent results in the medium-long term.
Articles by BCG and McKinsey have focused on the benefits of having a different workforce. Only through the creation of a culture that stimulates creative and liminal thinking is it possible to integrate different inputs. Obviously it is not easy and requires a lot of effort.
Sometimes managers may be opposed to ideas that they have not made of their background, instead these ideas, perhaps carried out by a multifaceted workforce, can be the new lifeblood for a company.
If an employee sees that his ideas are listened to and accepted rather than rejected, he will be stimulated to produce new, perhaps more efficient ones.
If you want to know more about this topic interested we advise you to read this article of Labmanager.