We live in the global village and in a world that is more interdependent and interconnected than ever before. Despite this fact, businesses are still run as if from the era of isolation where most employees belong to the same race, gender and cultural background. Businesses need to be aware of the fact that by simply hiring from only one demographic, they are missing out on talents, skills, insights and experiences which can prove to be valuable for the company's success. People who are committed to diversity recognise that differences in ideas create new opportunities for success and growth. Diversity strengthens your business by encouraging fresh ideas and perspectives.
Diversity in the workplace may be one of the most important factors in a business's success. A diverse workforce is more likely to understand your customers' needs and come up with ideas to fulfill them. Diversity also increases employee morale and instill a desire to be more effective and work more efficiently. This will greatly increase the productivity of your business.
Diversity is any difference among people that could have an effect on the success of a team. For example, differences of gender, ethnicity, and age are often cited as important types of diversity.
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Policies are important and in place in the South African labour market to assist people with Down Syndrome and developmental disabilities in order to overcome challenges and be employed in the open labour market.
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We all fear the unknown. Helen Keller said: “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
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