According to the United Nations, three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension, so bridging gaps through cultural understanding and acceptance can help to achieve peace, stability and development. Similarly, a diverse and inclusive workplace can lead to more desirable business outcomes.

Today, as we celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, let’s reflect on the positive impact diverse family, friends and colleagues have on our lives. Their unique experiences and perspectives enrich our views and bring about greater understanding and acceptance. 

This is also a good opportunity to recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. At Randstad we benefit from a medley of voices from colleagues across 38 markets, exemplifying cultural diversity at work. Beyond generating better performance, I believe a workforce that reflects the diverse cultures of the local markets where we do business leads to a stronger understanding of and engagement with clients and talent. 

I invite you to take a moment to consider how cultural diversity enriches your life and to learn more about this special day.


about the author

Jacques van den Broek

ceo and chair of the executive board

Randstad's Global CEO, leading our mission of supporting people and organizations in realizing their true potential.