Studies have shown that diverse teams are smarter, happier, healthier, and more likely to form thoughtful decisions and deep connections as a group. With the current lack of diversity in engineering, how can we leverage what we know about diversity and use this within our project design teams?
While Diversity & Inclusion is one of the core values of any progressive company, there is no set pathway to getting there. A good first step is identifying barriers that prevent inclusion from being accomplished. Let's examine how physical ability can be a barrier for inclusion when lifting weights and look at design changes that can combat this.
One of the areas that’s gaining momentum is the concept of Diverse and Inclusive (D&I) Design, which incorporates and considers the diversity of a project’s workforce, workplace, and community right from the planning stages.
As we honor Black History Month, Robert shares how his experience as a young engineer in the United States helped to shape Hatch’s mentor-protégé program and encourages others to consider doing the same.