As a child of immigrant parents, an immigrant himself and an Indian CEO in charge of a major American enterprise company, Bobby Chacko believes diversity in workplace leadership is crucial. He spent nearly three decades traveling to over 30 companies.
Perspectives from Culture and Background are Crucial
He says companies need to incorporate more perspectives at higher positions. After working at Ocean Spray as President and CEO, he has stepped into the role of strategic advisor for other business owners and management. He wants to see more diversity in the higher levels of business.
With diverse perspectives, it’s easier to hit a broader target audience and include many more voices at the table. Different perspectives will challenge the status quo, he says, which is a very good thing if you are pursuing transformational leadership and innovative solutions.