Disrupt complacency. Create opportunities.
Authentically represent the populations we are serving
Did you know? Healthcare, Education and Financial Services are in the top 5 industry sectors serving diverse populations.
Did you know? When teams have one or more members who represent a target end-user, the entire team is as much as 158% more likely to understand that target end-user and innovate accordingly. – Financial Times
Great Culture and Talent
Diverse teams create better work environments.
Did you know? Diverse teams have higher engagement and satisfaction ratings. – McKinsey
Did you know? Diverse teams are more innovative…they focus more on facts, more aware of biases, and encourage greater scrutiny. – Harvard Business Review
Diverse teams impact our bottom line and produce higher quality work for our clients.
Did you know? For every 1% rise in the rate of gender and ethnic diversity in a workforce there is a 3% and 9% rise in sales and revenue, respectively. – American Sociological Association
Did you know? Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. – McKinsey
Our Business & Work — Having a diverse staff means we have multiple voices on different issues. When we collaborate with people outside our experience, we are better able to build solutions that help everyone.
Cultural Competence — Creating an authentic culture takes intention and discipline to get right. To create an inclusive culture, we need to make sure people entering our space feel like they can add to and improve our culture, not assimilate into it.
Staffing — Working in financial services, healthcare and education means we create products meant for huge portions of society. We value a diverse and inclusive staff because our experience should reflect the people who we impact.
Community — We are one piece of a larger society and we want to do our part. Reaching out to the community to build strong relationships is crucial. That’s why we feel so strongly that our staff should reflect the community in which we live and work.
Career/Growth — It’s important to us to grow the careers of those we don’t currently represent. Nothing will change if we keep hiring and growing the talent of those who come from the same background.
JOIN OUR BOOK CLUB
Every other month GoKart Labs chooses a book to read from diverse genres and authors. We meet monthly to share our perspective on the book.
This month we are reading: Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler.
Past months we have read:
- The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- Sense & Respond by Jeff Gothelf
- LateHomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang
- Three Box Solution by Vijay Govindarajan
- Traction by Gino Wickman
- What the Heck Is EOS? by Gino Wickman and Tom Bouwer
Please complete the form if you would like to be included in the next book club gathering. We will connect with you and invite you to our next virtual meeting.