Diversity is critical for business, and L&D leaders have a key role to play in nurturing it. Research shows companies perform best when they celebrate the rich mixture of skills and capabilities amongst their teams, as this helps them find new solutions to tough problems.
At the same time, a diverse workforce can give rise to unique challenges for L&D leaders. How can you design training material to match a range of spoken languages? And how should you build in the right mix of theory and practical learning to suit different backgrounds?
Recently, I chatted with Tuba Kazmi, Group Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Leadership Development & Learning at Coca-Cola İçecek, about how she designs training experiences that celebrate and nurture the company’s diverse workforce of over 8,000 people.
We started by discussing the size and breadth of Coca-Cola İçecek’s activity - and the challenges that come from operating in a range of countries.