Charles Darwin defined evolution as “descent with modification.” While we evolve physiologically, a pertinent aspect of our evolution also lies in our ability to embrace societal and psychological changes. It has become more critical than ever to be sensitive towards DE&I, keeping in mind the ever-evolving dynamics of society, gender orientation, respect towards differently-abled people, work-life integration, etc. Agility to adapt as an individual, as well as an organization, is the key to success.
We have experienced at DMI that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce fosters innovation, creativity, resilience, engagement, and respect. Such DMI work culture attributes to the growth story of our organization.
We understood early on at DMI that providing a safe and secure space for individuals to put forth their perspectives, aspirations, concerns, and emotions without the fear of judgment is instrumental in creating a cohesive environment in our workplace. Thus, furthering collaboration and innovation has resulted in DMI having a high-performance team making it one of the Digital Lending companies in India. Our endeavor is that employees experience a sense of ‘belonging’ and ‘acceptance’ for whatever ideology they represent or believe in.
We all must recognize that we live in a society comprising several generational definitions – Baby Boomers, Xennials, Millennials, Gen Z, and the latest addition, Gen Alpha. Each generation has brought a paradigm shift in attitudes, expectations, and behaviors, which has propelled us to be conducive to change voluntarily and by force. Organizations that are committed to embracing diverse perspectives and continuing to build an inclusive work culture focused on empowerment, transparency, and fairness towards employees, customers, and partners alike, are the ones that will be able to sustain their existence.
At DMI, DE&I has not been considered an ‘initiative’ but a ‘way of life’; it’s a sustainable and implicit part of our beings. At every step of the way and across all levels, our endeavor has always been to normalize conversations around these aspects and do away with preconceived notions by sensitizing individuals toward varied attitudes and behaviors. This shared philosophy has enabled us to bring in acceptance, encourage safe dialogues, and embed a culture of respect and resilience.
As we continue to build DMI as one of the Leading Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) in India, we have voluntarily dedicated ourselves to creating a sustainable workplace that demonstrates an intentional affiliation towards people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and accessibility/disability. Our vision is that at DMI, DE&I is so embedded in the culture that it shouldn’t be talked about as an agenda but rather a way of living and a place where people from all walks of life are working seamlessly and cohesively to further the business direction as well as one’s professional aspirations.