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Trusting that we as individuals have the influence to improve inclusivity, Jimi notes that recognizing everyone’s humanity and personal experiences is key. He fights unconscious bias and stereotypes and encourages others to do the same.
By committing to diverse practices and believing every individual brings significance to the table, Jimi makes a conscious effort to listen to others, learn about their experiences and backgrounds, and understand where they are coming from.
To Jimi, positive change means that an impactful change is being made. He believes that “this can be achieved by breaking down the intended change into smaller components and taking one small positive decision at a time in pursuit of the intended positive change,” continuing, “the objective is not to seek the end goal, but rather the continuous improvement of the smaller decisions made, which will eventually result in an impactful positive change.”
Why do you believe in diversity and inclusion?
Because, simply put, diversity helps create a more inclusive environment and it reduces the discrimination and racism. Additionally, when you interact, socialize and work with people from different backgrounds and experiences, you can learn about the various cultures, which is enriching and helps create a more balanced work environment, and a balanced society at large.
What do you think we need to do as individuals to improve inclusivity?
So many things can be done to improve one’s inclusivity, but most notably:
- Recognizing everyone’s humanity and acknowledging that perspectives can be vastly different from one person to the other.
- Fighting one’s unconscious biases and stereotypes.
- Commit to diversity practices.
- Put in the effort to listen to other individuals, and learn about their experiences, backgrounds, and cultures.
What does positive change mean to you?
A positive change is a favorable and impactful change. In my opinion, this can be achieved by breaking down the intended change into smaller components and taking one small positive decision at a time, in pursuit of the intended positive change. The objective is not to seek the end goal, but rather the continuous improvement of the smaller decisions made, which will eventually result in an impactful positive change.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud of my achievements both on a personal and professional scales, my diverse background, and my multi-cultural upbringing. I am also proud of being the recipient of the 2022 Positive Change Award!
What do you like most about working at Hatch? How do you think the Hatch culture is different from other companies?
I love the company’s culture, the approachability to managers and leaders, the flat-organization structure, the diversity and the depth of the resources, the spirit of teamwork, and the fact that every achievement (small or big) is recognized and celebrated.
I believe the Hatch culture is different from other companies because my fellow colleagues are always willing to go the extra mile to help and ensure the client’s expectations are met. Furthermore, the career growth possibilities are endless at Hatch, as my manager always says: The Sky is the Limit!