Aurion team members have come to Australia from 18 different countriesIf potential employees or customers see that a company represents a diverse workplace, accepts people of all backgrounds and treats their employees fairly, it makes them feel like they can relate to the company more. Having more people in a team with differing perspectives, experience and work methods means a greater chance of an inventive, out-of-the-box solution to problems and will give rise to greater productivity. Diversity can also breed healthy competition, stretching a team in a positive way to achieve their best. Today’s world is increasingly more globalised and interconnected. A company with cultural and cognitive diversity will benefit from a higher cultural competence then their competitors and be quicker to spot a gap in the market. However, we’re all susceptible to unconscious bias, it’s a part of being human. It’s essential to examine the underlying drivers of our thoughts and behaviours if we are to build genuinely inclusive working environments that values, respects and encourages difference – and provide a true competitive advantage. Find out more on how we express our company values at Aurion: read about our donation to five organisations that support everyday people to rebuild lives and communities devastated by disasters; and how we celebrated NAIDOC Week in 2020 by exploring the history, culture and achievements of indigenous Australian peoples.