Say No to multiculturalism in your business

MulticulturalOk, so if you started reading this blog and expected a racist rant then you’ve come to the wrong website. Let me explain what I mean when I say NO to multiculturalism in your business. As a business owner, YOUR values, beliefs and business culture should be clearly identified. Your staff and clients should represent these values by the way you do business.

Let me give you an example….If you have four staff members and two of them are only in it for the money and the other two (hopefully you’re one of them) are in the job because they enjoy what they’re doing and feel like they’re making a difference to the client’s lives then you have the problem of multiculturalism in your business. In this case the problem your staff have not identified the client as being the number one priority in the business. As the leader of your business, you have to ensure that all staff members understand and adhere to the business culture and beliefs.

zero TalentOne of the most important things for any business is to identify what your culture is. Once that’s identified then you can ensure your staff are aware of the culture and should act accordingly. You must ensure the person you hire is a right fit for the team. If they have the right attitude and fit your business culture, then you can spend time developing their skills. As long as the person has the correct qualification to work within your business then it doesn’t matter what their background is. In fact having worked in a number of different countries I found the more diverse your team* is then the better it is for your business as it’s seen as a more progressive organisation with a diverse background.

If you are unsure what your beliefs or business culture is then you need to sit down and have a serious think about why you’re in business. If you’re looking for help in identifying your business culture, then contact PracticeNav via email or take our Free business audit to find how we can help. Also feel free to share your experience of setting your business principles and how you identified them.

Colin Phillips
Business Consultant

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