Can you imagine life without the rainbow? Can you imagine how sad the days would be without the flooding and be able to look forward to the beauty of the rainbow?
We look forward to that beauty not only because it is beautiful, but because God sent that as a promise to Noah. To let us know that he will never again destroy the Earth from floods. At that moment, the rainbow took a very special place in our hearts and in our lives and we saw the beauty in it. God saw all the beauty and all of the colors in the rainbow. He saw the colors in the rainbow and it’s beautiful we know to look throughout all of his creations and see the colors and the rainbow and see its Beauty. So much so, that Reverend Jesse Jackson continued the work of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior with the founding of the rainbow push coalition. Now, this coalition was formed to give awareness and help understand the gap between the people that don’t understand the beauty of the rainbow help them to see the beauty of the rainbow.
The beauty of diversity in our great United States of America!
To see the beauty of diversity in our workplaces, in our schools, and in our communities.
To see and understand that beauty and know its benefits, because it’s not enough just to be beautiful but you know that they there is a business impact for our organizations to understand the beauty of the rainbow as well.
There are three key benefits to having the beautiful rainbow in your organization:
People with different ideas and backgrounds can come to the table of creativity and bring forth different ideas. There they can innovate, collaborate, and bring forth new ideas not that just benefit the organization but that benefit the world as a whole. Everything that we do works into this tight-knit community that we have called our global economy.
2- Recruiting and retention
Maslow showed us in the hierarchy of needs that people not only have physical needs but also a need for belonging. When people can walk into an organization and see people that look like them, think like them, talk like them, and have some affinity for them then they will also have a better sense of belonging. It improves recruiting and retention to be able to keep top talents into your organization.
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
This is far more compelling than the other two. This is beyond your reach and scope of our own daily lives. We can set an amazing example by setting policies and plans within our organization to promote Diversity and Inclusion. By setting that example, it shows the employees on our team, our customers, our community, and for our Global Partners that we value everyone.
We all work together to grow a better place and that’s what we’re all here for. To leave the world better than we found it one team at a time.