5 Takeaways from the Great Place to Work For All Summit
What makes a great place to work for everyone? What does diversity and inclusion really mean? As a Drawbridge Innovations team member I graphic recorded the amazing speakers and fireside chats at The GPTW4ALL Summit last week in San Francisco. My head has been reeling with takeaways, which I’ve narrowed down to my top 5 below.
Communication is the #1 skill in demand right now. This speaks directly to engagement, soft skills and relationship building. Which incidentally are all things computers can’t do.
Culture drives innovation. A culture where senior leaders not only listen to everyone’s ideas, but actually do something with them is a culture with people who are passionate about their jobs.
Inclusion means having a sense of belonging; feeling comfortable knowing you have a right to be who you are and think the way you think. Without inclusion diversity is meaningless.
Diversity is a competitive advantage. Teams diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, and skill come up with better ideas. Better ideas lead to innovation, and innovation leads to financial success.
Trust means employees know they can speak up, contribute their ideas, and feel safe to fail. Trust is the key to all of the above.
The world may be changing faster than we are, but companies that create a great place to work for all are not only keeping up, they’re getting ahead.