As difficult as it is to find and hire qualified employees these days, you certainly don't want to lose them. If, like most Microsoft partners, your workforce is more diverse than it was a decade ago, taking an objective look at your company culture would be well advised. Through the eyes of your new employees, the cultural and business practices that have developed over time may feel more like barriers than opportunities.
To recognize and address cultural and organizational bias in your organization, you need to ask hard questions and be open to uncomfortable answers. Some questions to get you started on the journey include:
As in all of tech, the work environment for Microsoft partners is going through diversity transformation (in addition to our well-worn digital transformation). Partners need to take a hard look internally to make sure their organizations are welcoming and inclusive for the next generation. Employees who feel valued and empowered bring more value to customers, delivering long-term dividends to their employer.
How are you supporting a more diverse workforce? Send me a note and let's share your story.
Posted by Barb Levisay on February 14, 2018 at 7:04 PM
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