People are diverse -- in their heritages, skills, interests, shapes, sizes, colors.
The most vital part of any organization is what defines "organization" -- people.
But that's also the one factor that's the most difficult to define. People are diverse
- in their heritages, skills, interests, shapes, sizes, colors. And when an organization
grows as rapidly as Novant Health, it only becomes more diverse. That's why leaders
have taken a serious look at how best to pull this multi-faceted team together.
We're committed to creating a culture that supports and
The word "diversity" simply means different, varied, not alike. For companies like
Novant, diversity means recognizing that people are different and then doing what
it takes to bring out the best in each person so we can all live out the mission
of the organization. The key is to empower each employee to do his or her own best
while working together as a team with a common purpose.
Diversity takes commitment on a personal level and at an organizational level. It's
not Equal Opportunity or Affirmative Action law. Although diversity includes the
concepts behind those regulations, it goes beyong them. For us to continue to be
successful, it will take a personal and professional commitment to ensure that every
individual who works within Novant Health contributes to patient care with his of
Novant employees are a diverse group. We also have diverse suppliers and customers. And
we all have different perspectives on how we look at situations, based on our personal
values, beliefs, opinions and backgrounds. What's important is that we recognize
and build upon these differences to better serve our communities.
Diversity is a competency we value as a company because it involves recognizing
that everyone is different and that differences can provide advantages. It means
recognizing that people have a right to be different. It means being sensitive to
differences of gender, race, education, style, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, mindset,
age, physical ability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other life experiences.
Senior leaders believe so strongly in this concept that diversity is held forth
as one of the core Values for our organization.