It is 2030 where diversity is the new normal. It is not anything like in 2010s where social advancement was "not" on par with technological advancement. I still remember how the technological advancement was meant to provide a medium for people to understand one another; to bridge the gap in between our neighbors and how it could have been used to not only build a solid human unification but at the same time promote diversity in business settings. However it was to no avail because the majority of people, and in the case of business settings, members of the upper management failed to embrace this advantage that technological advancement had provided us. This happened because we, back in the days, were too clouded with fears, judgments and ignorance to listen to other people's stories.
It is very different in 2030: now, people thrive in diversity, and everyone gets the same chance, wherever, whoever they are, not bounded and not judged by their race, gender, location, social background or disabilities. In 2030, all companies are all over the inclusive workplace model; it’s one of the most well-established norms in corporation practice. It is funny, it is still a vivid memory in my mind, this one time when I was an exchange student in Helsinki, Finland and the university had a career day event. I asked one of the well-known companies if I could have an internship there, so the recruitment manager checked my CV and said that I was eligible for the internship. However, when he found out that I could not speak Finnish, he said that they could not hire me. But in 2030, there is nothing like this story anymore, because with the technological advancement of our time there is no such story as “just-because of the nationality or the language”.
In 2030, Inclusive workplace means that people are assessed by their qualification, qualification form and CV that are being sent to companies never included the gender and nationality anymore; this is done as a way to eliminate bias. One of the most amazing things about the inclusive workplace idea is that there is no institutionalized sexism and racism; everyone is fit for the job as long as they are qualified for it; so John is not always a manager name anymore, it could be Iman, Alexa, or whatever names really.
Fresh graduates’ mobility in between continents are rocketing nowadays either for internships or jobs as companies realized that talents can be found in every corner of the world. It is truly apparent that our society has managed to establish a remarkable system of global recruitment.
Offices and workplaces are all equipped with easy access for the disabled and even better, some have very simple policies to work over distance. Furthermore, the setting of workplace is not anymore like the old rigid-classroom arrangement, meaning that both introverts and extroverts can equally perform at their best by allowing them to freely choose their style of dynamics at the office. Paid parental leave is now not only a privilege owned exclusively by the highest developed countries, but a right for all parents and their newborns.
All of these would not have happened if not for the increasing dialogues about diversity, women's rights movements and youths voicing their ideas relentlessly. Besides, inclusive workplace is not only a matter of being politically correct or the question of morale, it is also about an investment which benefits the companies in the long run. Organizations that embraced the inclusivity simply come up with better solutions and more creative innovation; a diverse workplace enables creative minds to come together and think outside the box like never before.