Large organizations responding to emerging social movements must be agile if they are to make the most of the opportunities that accompany social change. One measure of agility is the degree to which companies successfully integrate the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) into their workplaces. Effective DEI rewards companies by yielding tangible financial benefits through a diverse talent pool whose breadth of knowledge and experience can feed innovation while positioning these companies to attract and retain quality human resources.
DEI is particularly important for younger generations at Panasonic. A growing demographic of Panasonic employees and customers were born in the early 80s to mid-90s; known as Generation Y, or “millennials,” this group now comprises a significant proportion of both the global workforce and consumer population. Members of Generation Z, digital natives born between the late 90’s and early 2000’s, were raised in an era of abundant information and interconnectedness brought about by the proliferation of smart phones and social media.
To better understand millennial and Generation Z perspectives on DEI, Panasonic held a virtual discussion session featuring four future leaders from around the world: Mateus Baptista of the US; Emilie Stumpf from Europe; Ana Carolina Nasimiento from Brazil; and Joe Flynn from Japan. They shared their thoughts on why DEI is important for Panasonic, the challenges facing DEI, and how, as CEO, they would work toward tackling these challenges.
Article source: https://news.panasonic.com/global/stories/2021/94526.html