Every person is unique and thus ensures diversity in our society. The concept of #diversity takes up this diversity and advocates the recognition and appreciation of all people. It therefore concerns everyone!

Social and economic trends are changing our working world. Demographic development, globalization, changing values, declining employment figures, a growing proportion of working women, more people with a migration background – these are the conditions under which companies and institutions operate today.

So it is important for every company to do diversity management.

It not only helps to adapt to social and economic trends. By taking diverse perspectives into account, diversity management creates an important prerequisite: It imparts the competence to work successfully together in diverse work groups with different talents. In this way, successful diversity management demonstrably achieves better results in problem solving, research and development.

As well as being a political and moral imperative, diversity is proven good for business:

  • Companies with more diverse management teams have 19% higher revenues due to innovation
  • Executive boards in the top quartile of gender and ethnic diversity are 21% and 33% more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians

Not only that, a strong commitment to diverse and inclusive culture is also good for attracting and keeping new talent, something tht executives believe is essentiel for future business success:

  • 67% of prospective job seekers said that a diverse workface is an important factor when considering job offers
  • When choosing an emloyer, three in ten Generation Z workers say diversity and inclusion is very important and over 50% say that positive work culture is very important

Diversity day 2021

Since 2013, numerous institutions nationwide have participated at the German Diversity Day, an initiative of the Charta der Vielfalt e.V. The University of applied science Kiel and the CAU, among others, have long been signatories of the Diversity Charter. The German Diversity Day is funded by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) as part of the funding program “Integration through Qualification (IQ)”.

Unsere Gesellschaft ist bunt und vielfältig. Unsere Arbeitswelt auch. Darauf macht der Deutsche Diversity-Tag mit zahlreichen Aktionen – online und offline, für die Belegschaft oder für die Öffentlichkeit – aufmerksam. Der Aktionstag trägt den Vielfaltsgedanken in die Arbeitswelt und findet jährlich auf Initiative der Charta der Vielfalt e. V. statt.

Charta der Vielfalt

(In englisch: Our society is colorful and diverse. So is our working world. The German Diversity Day draws attention to this with numerous activities – online and offline, for the workforce or for the public. The day of action brings the idea of diversity into the working world and takes place annually on the initiative of Charta der Vielfalt e. V.

Translation by Lena Groth-Jansen

This year it takes place at the 18th of May. Lots of companies participate with different activities. As an example:  From 17th to 21st May 2021, joint Diversity Days will take place for the first time at Kiel Christian Albrechts University, Kiel University of Applied Sciences and Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts. The three diversity officers will focus on the topic of equal opportunities and social justice at universities around the German Diversity Day.

The complete program and possibilities for registration can be found at: https://bit.ly/3b2SOyA. Registration is required and also possible at short notice.

Feel free to share your experiences on the diversity day with #flaggefürvielfalt #vielfaltverbindet #ddt21.