Diversity and Inclusion Matter to the Workforce of the Future

Millennials will be the ones to create truly diverse, inclusive places of work, says this opinion piece on Forbes.com (http://www.forbes.com). By 2025 Millennials will make up nearly 75 percent of the workforce. Driven by intellectual curiosity, they will likely lead “a human revolution” and create a “just world of work.”

Shared values will be the basis for change, the author says. Millennials take interest in an organization's corporate social responsibility and believe that organizations have a moral obligation to give back and create inclusive environments where everyone can participate and thrive.

One reason is they’ve grown up watching young millionaires participate in generous philanthropic endeavours and causes. In his Harvard commencement address to the class of 2017, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg discussed the need for this generation to create "a world where everyone has a sense of purpose." Diversity and inclusion are about creating shared values by working together for a common mission.

Millennials, he argues, are out-of-box thinkers who visualize beyond their roles. They are open and accepting of the idea of inclusiveness. This is helping create a cycle where millennials’ growth contributes to the growth of business, and this is a pattern that businesses hoping for a long future cannot ignore.

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