An organisation is nothing but a common platform where people from different cultures, backgrounds, specialities, and educational qualifications team-up and work in unity to achieve specific targets and fulfil common goals.
Indeed, the employees are the major assets of any organisation, and they contribute efficiently to their optimum functioning and success. Nevertheless, for any organisation to savour the fruit of success, its employees should be working within a healthy organisational culture that is based on a sturdily-held and shared set of beliefs which are sustained by strategy and structure. This culture should foster healthy relationships amongst the employees, encourage them to remain motivated and loyal, and be powerful enough to turn these employees into advocates who strive hard in furthering their organisation’s brand image.
Being culturally aware is one of the most important foundations of a healthy organisational culture. The benefits of cultural diversity are plentiful and well recognised: it provides the business with an immeasurable wealth of talent, ideas, and initiatives. It is an opportunity for the organisation’s employees to learn about new cultures and expand their knowledge about cultural differences. Moreover, it cultivates mutual acceptance, comradeship, and team spirit.
By ensuring that the employees understand the value of multiculturalism in the workplace, the organisation can bridge the gap between differences and boost its business potential by bringing everyone to focus on achieving the common goals.
“By celebrating workforce diversity, we want our staff to feel that their beliefs, values, and experiences are truly and highly appreciated. It allows our employees to get to know one another on a more personal level, learn more about the different cultures represented in our workplace, and remove culture boundaries,” States Mr. Bharat Ratteshwar, Executive Director of the Dubai London Clinic and Speciality Hospital.
With diversity literacy as the theme, the Dubai London Clinic and Speciality Hospital hosted a culture awareness day on the 31st of October at the H hotel where our valued employees connected through stories, songs, dance, food, and traditional customs. With international flags from across the world displayed, the event activities represented a valuable, fun-packed opportunity for our employees to learn more about the rich diversity represented in their work community with support of Northpoint Academy . With diversity literacy as the theme, the Dubai London Clinic and Speciality Hospital hosted a culture awareness day on the 31st of October at the H hotel where our valued employees connected through stories, songs, dance, food, and traditional customs. With international flags from across the world displayed, the event activities represented a valuable, fun-packed opportunity for our employees to learn more about the rich diversity represented in their work community with support of Northpoint Academy .
Dressed in clothing that represents one’s cultural heritage, members of our staff demonstrated folk dances during the event and taught their colleagues basic movements and steps of their dances. Through a series of short presentations, speakers detailed the audience about some important aspects of their culture to promote cultural exploration and foster a significant cultural exchange. Capping off this celebration of the diversity within our organisation was the dinner, which featured ethnic dishes from various regions across the globe.
“We celebrated the various cultures within our organisation by offering several activities during this event. It is a way of strengthening connections among the team and demonstrating what makes our workforce special. Such activities help in transforming the workplace into a more engaging and personally-inspiring environment for everyone,” states Sophie Chan, Marketing Manager of the Dubai London Clinic and Speciality Hospital.
At the Dubai London Clinic and Speciality Hospital, we acknowledge, respect and embrace diverse cultures. Aiming to cultivate a sense of belonging to everyone, we relentlessly strive to nurture the resilience and well-being of our multicultural family.