Diversity encompasses the endlessness of unique qualities and characteristics that make each individual remarkable. Whether it be differences in race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, sexuality, or abilities, diversity is a fundamental aspect of our global society.
At birkle IT, we recognize the significance of embracing diversity in our daily work life, acknowledging the advantages it offers and the enrichment it brings to our team members. In our vision and mission statement, we emphasize the belief in being a diverse company. To illustrate the meaning of diversity, we invited our employees to share photos representing their interpretation. Here are a few examples:
One of the employees at birkle IT, a software architect, shared an image showcasing his personal hobby. The picture captures the evolution of computer history by featuring a collection of various 3.5-inch removable media formats. It highlights both the similarities and differences in technology over the decades, showcasing the progress made in the field.
Another team member contributed a photo depicting the celebration of the Persian New Year, which occurs annually around the 21st of March. According to Persian beliefs, this day marks the beginning of spring, symbolizing life, love, strength, and beauty. The Persian New Year is celebrated by arranging seven symbolic items, all starting with the letter ‘S’ (س), each representing a specific meaning. The image showcases this year’s Haft-sin, including apples, garlic, grass, and sumac, among the seven symbolic items.
Additionally, there is a photo of a team member proudly wearing a t-shirt adorned with a peace symbol and a rainbow flag, symbolizing a call for tolerance and freedom.
Lastly, there is a picture capturing a permaculture garden, where space is utilized optimally to cultivate a diverse range of vegetables and fruits. The garden employs various heights and methods to grow plants, showcasing the beauty of diversity in agriculture.
The world is a kaleidoscope of cultures, traditions, languages, and perspectives. As seen in the employees’ photos, for birkle IT embracing diversity means recognizing and respecting these differences rather than fearing or rejecting them. By celebrating our differences, we at birkle IT foster a more inclusive and compassionate working environment.
Fostering Innovation and Creativity
When diverse perspectives come together, innovation flourishes. By incorporating a range of experiences and ideas, we create a dynamic environment that fuels creativity. We literally live diversity in birkle IT: our headquarter in Munich, our branches in our Besthoring hubs in Estonia and Lithuania, and our international remote workers – they all bring a broader range of knowledge to the table. This diversity of thought sparks innovation.
Enhancing Personal Growth and Empathy
Engaging with diverse cultures and communities broadens our horizons and deepens our understanding of the world. It opens doors to new ideas, customs, and traditions, enabling personal growth and self-discovery. By embracing diversity, we cultivate empathy and develop a genuine appreciation for the human experience in all its forms.
birkle IT – signing the Diversity Charta in Estonia, Lithuania and Germany
In addition to applying for the family-friendly employer label in Estonia, birkle IT took part in signing the Estonian Diversity Charter in 2020. This voluntary agreement confirms the company’s commitment to respecting human diversity and upholding the principle of equal treatment among their employees, partners, and clients. The Lithuanian Diversity Charter, initiated by the Diversity Development Group and SOPA in 2018, also aims to foster an inclusive work environment and enhance social responsibility. The charter later became a part of the European Union (EU) Platform of Diversity. To further demonstrate our dedication to diversity, birkle IT AG also joined the German Charta der Vielfalt in 2022.
Neon Festival – birkle IT as a proud sponsor
The Neon Festival takes place in Munich, Germany November 17th. birkle IT is proud to be a sponsor of this event which is supported by companies committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. Find out WHY WE CHERISH DIVERSITY in this video: