Understanding and valuing personal and organisational diversity creates an environment where everyone feels safe and respected, and facilitates increased productivity, performance and creativity. Businesses with more diverse workforces better reflect the changing makeup of their corporate customers which improves working relationships and effectiveness.
The degree to which organisations provide an inclusive workplace culture for LGBTI employees is also aligned with a wider culture of diversity and inclusion and an understanding of the benefits that this brings. Employees who are able to be their authentic selves at work are more productive and have a higher level of personal wellbeing. Organisations that support this approach experience lower staff turnover, enhance their corporate reputation and create a competitive advantage. Diverse teams are also better able to solve complex problems and exhibit a higher level of creativity and a broader thought process.