WHAT IMPACT HAVE YOU SEEN ON COMPANIES THAT HIRE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?
TRISH KELLY, OPEN DOOR GROUP
A study by Deloitte found that organizations with inclusive cultures tend to be 6x more likely to be innovative AND 2x more likely to meet or exceed their financial goals. Ultimately, this generates 1.4x more revenue compared to organizations without an inclusive culture.
Why is this the case? Because diversity of experience is fuel for innovation. Whether you’re a small business owner with limited employees or part of a global company, diversity of experience, expertise and outlook gives you a wider variety of ideas to draw from.
Every day, people with disabilities encounter things in their life that weren’t designed for them, and they have to be creative to adapt to the world around them. Doing so requires developing skills such as problem-solving, persistence, and a willingness to adapt and experiment – all of which are essential for innovation. Hiring inclusively therefore means you welcome those skills into your organization, leading to innovative products and services that result in financial gains.