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For talents from different diversity groups to flourish, organizations should address each individual’s skills and needs, especially in career development.
Targeted support programs can encourage and support members of underrepresented groups to pursue a more “atypical” career path. A certain degree of flexibility and a high degree of self-determination increases the motivation of junior staff and the effectiveness of promotional measures. Open communication and a trusting relationship with superiors and talent managers create ideal conditions. Further, internal or external coaching and mentoring programs can accompany employees on their professional development.