Booz Allen continues to evolve its employee value proposition—the promise we make to our employees about the kind of firm we are. Commitment to a diverse workforce is an essential part of that promise.
Vice President Bob Miller, a leader in our Infrastructure and Environment business, has 27 years of experience as an advocate for diversity. He asks tough questions of our firm and of himself: Am I fairly advocating for all employees? How can I attract and retain top talent—women and men?
For Bob, it comes down to five behaviors that can help leaders advocate for their employees:
1. Be genuine in valuing diversity. I add my voice to many others in saying that diversity is essential to the success of Booz Allen and our country. It’s not only the right thing to do, but diversity brings varied perspectives on a problem that helps us drive unique and creative solutions.
2. Be flexible to the needs of your employees. We need to make working here work for our employees. Many leaders have a lot of flexibility at their discretion but fail to use it—hiding behind bureaucracy instead of making right decisions. If you can be flexible, do it!