"You cannot underestimate the importance of being a business that embeds DEIB into its culture. Everything you read shows that inclusive businesses are better set up to succeed in the modern world. More importantly, having a fair and inclusive culture within a business is just the right thing to do, for our colleagues, our clients and for society. At every level of our organisation, from our Board level decision making right through to our daily interactions with each other, we need to continue to act inclusively……. the NFP way."
Matt Pawley, President, NFP Europe
Organisations with an inclusive culture are:
as likely to meet or exceed financial targets
as likely to be high-performing
more likely to be innovative and agile
more likely to achieve better business outcomes
Source: Juliet Bourke, Which Two Heads Are Better Than One?: How diverse teams create breakthrough ideas and make smarter decisions (Australian Institute of Company Directors, 2016).
At NFP, we firmly believe that embracing diversity is the bare minimum for any modern business. To us, it means recognising that everyone – no matter their background, gender, age, religion or sexual orientation – brings crucial value to our business and how it operates. We celebrate all of our people, the different perspectives that their individual stories have shaped and how these help us to continue innovating and growing.
NFP couldn’t claim to be a People First organisation if we didn’t champion the fair treatment of every single person that works here. To us, equity means that all of our people are duly recognised for their achievements and are reassured that the only bases for being rewarded are effort and commitment – with no exceptions.
When you restrict certain groups of your people, you restrict your company’s capacity for growth. NFP have benefitted so greatly from empowering all of our people and making every possible opportunity and resource available to everyone. We are proud to have created a culture that allows all of our colleagues to achieve their full potential and become greater assets as a result.
NFP’s culture creates an office environment that makes all of our people feel accepted and appreciated, far beyond just their value to the business. We pride ourselves on celebrating the differences among our people and we want them to look forward to coming to work, knowing that their wellbeing is a number one priority and they can unapologetically be who they are.