Cultural diversity strategy
Our framework features a structure, objectives and strategy to drive momentum through our mission:
We aim to be recognised as the leading professional services firm for the inclusion, involvement and inspiration of talent with culturally diverse experiences and perspectives by fostering cross-cultural skills and capitalising on the rich synergies that come from culturally diverse individuals and teams.
Our strategy is focused on three core areas that enable us to deliver a competitive advantage with our culturally diverse talent:
- Career development
Career progression is a core diversity management metric underlying our strategy. We want to ensure our talent has hope and opportunities to progress to the top levels within the firm, realising their career ambitions.
- Attraction and retention
Attraction and retention of the best quality talent available is critical to organisational sustainability. We aim to retain Deloitte’s profile in the labour market and our reputation as an employer of choice through our culturally inclusive workplace culture.
- Creativity and innovation
It has been proven that the cognitive diversity of teams, influenced by a number of factors including cultural background, is a proven source of creativity and innovation (Adler, 1997, Beck, 2001) and that diverse teams outperform homogenous ones (Page, 2007). Innovation is a cornerstone of our growth in the firm. We won’t be able to achieve that without an open mind, interested in and appreciative of different opinions, identities, cultures, professions and perspectives.