At Piedmont, we stand firmly behind the belief that a community’s vitality is born from the collective strength of its members. Unity thrives when every individual experiences a profound sense of belonging. Today, we extend an open invitation to join us in celebrating these core values during “Community & Belonging Week” – an initiative proudly created and supported by Piedmont.
Scheduled to take place from October 16th to October 20th, this week-long extravaganza is a living testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a warm and inclusive environment where every voice is not only heard but deeply valued.
Community & Belonging Week promises a vibrant tapestry of events and activities, carefully designed to promote unity, understanding, and an enduring sense of belonging. From captivating panel discussions on diversity in the workplace to enlightening leadership workshops and showcases featuring our remarkable employee resource groups across our different locations.
It’s essential for us that our dedication to embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity goes far beyond mere trendy buzzwords. These principles form the very foundation upon which great organizations are built. Countless studies have consistently highlighted the tremendous benefits of championing the spirit of community and belonging:
- Enhanced Productivity: Workplaces that wholeheartedly embrace inclusivity are 2.3 times more likely to be innovative. This translates into higher productivity and a vibrant atmosphere for creative thinking.
- Improved Retention: In workplaces where employees feel genuinely connected and cherished, the chances of them seeking opportunities elsewhere decrease by a remarkable 85%. This means lower turnover rates and the preservation of invaluable talent.
- Better Decision-Making: Diverse teams consistently outperform their more homogenous counterparts by making decisions that are 87% superior. This diversity of thought enriches our perspectives and fuels the journey to more innovative ideas.
- Increased Creativity: Inclusive teams outshine their peers by a staggering 80% in team-based evaluations. This propels innovation and keeps us competitive.
At Piedmont, we wholeheartedly acknowledge that celebrating diversity and nurturing a sense of belonging are not one-time endeavors. They are enduring commitments. By dedicating an entire week to these principles, we aspire to create a lasting impact on our culture and work environment. Our promise to our team members encompasses education, engagement, support, and celebration.