Diversity: A business strategy
An inclusive work environment is important for several reasons. One of them is so employees can produce their best efforts. That creates results that contribute to their success and the company’s success.
When employees use their talents and attributes to meet or exceed customers’ expectations, MDU Resources can be the supplier of choice. Those employees will have made a significant contribution to our customers and to the growth and financial success of our company.
MDU Resources has three strategic goals related to diversity:
- To increase productivity and profitability — An inclusive work environment values all employees’ perspectives and methods of how to accomplish work, and drives more innovative ideas that will help us solve issues effectively. An inclusive environment removes barriers to new ideas and advances integration efforts.
- To enhance collaboration efforts — An inclusive work environment allows employees to increase collaboration and cooperation, and to share best practices and ideas within our companies and across our enterprise. It also allows employees to work together to develop new ways to meet individual, customer and shareholder needs.
- To maintain our culture of integrity, respect and safety — Respecting the individuality and wide-ranging skills and expertise of our employees is parallel with our core cultural values. Ensuring our employees understand that integrity, respect and safety are essential values for all MDU Resources employees will contribute to our growth and success.