The times they have changed. Back in the sixties Dylan made popular the some the times they are a changing. Some people are still singing that tune. Reality is the times have changed. Seismic demographic shifts have changed the employment and talent base as well as the available markets. The choice is stark to quote the great philosopher of the cinema screen
Here is some truth the baby boom work force is aging. as they leave the workforce they are being replaced by a more diverse talent population. Some of the fastest growing consumer markets are diverse populations of people.
So we can continue to do business as usual and ignore the diversity brought on by these demographic shifts. We can continue to plod along with out dated methods without acknowledging existing research. Or we can re-imagine our diversity efforts to more effectively reach the new diverse markets and reach and retain diverse talent. From public organizations and agencies to private business and corporations no one is exempt from this choice. However, most current staff and employees are ill equipped to effectively function in this diverse global marketplace and society. If we being honest we might say many CEOs Executive Directors and boards are not in much better situations than those those they employ.
Re-imagining diversity in these era of demographic change means developing and implementing employment and hiring practices that all engage recruit and retain the best talent from the diverse workforce. Re-imagining diversity means becoming culturally intelligent in engaging the increasing diverse population and it’s growing buying power. Re-imagining diversity means learning how to provide services and products in the glocal (global+local) marketplace. The time to choose is upon us.
Is your organization or business ready? The reDI Project is ready to help.