We often refer to the “workforce of the future” as an umbrella term to refer to young people starting – or about to start - in the job market. We mostly focus on those people’s hard skills, needs, and wants so they “choose us” as their workplace and “fit” in our culture.
Last week, I attended a webinar about how to enroll male allies so they support women at the C- and Board levels.
The speaker – Murat Yeşildere Senior Partner at Egon Zehnder – shared two statements that gave me pause. They summarize two key steps to embed diversity at the core of all organizations.
1. “No country has solved this [lack of diversity in boards] without some kind of regulated process [quotas/targets]”
2. “Hire for the culture of the future, not for the culture you have today”
Back to you:How are you ensuring that you’re hiring for the culture you aspire to?