Let’s Talk About Diversity at Klang!
August 2nd, 2022
Let’s talk about diversity! To start off, let us say that we know the word diversity is thrown around a lot these days, especially in the corporate world. But we promise you, when we say Klang is diverse, we mean it (and not in a “look at us we’re so progressive” kind of way). Plus we’re not just talking about cultural diversity! Part of the beauty of Klang is the fact that our team is made up of such a hodgepodge of all kinds of people, from novelists to musicians and more.
It is a really cool feeling to walk into our office and see so many walks of life all coming together to collaborate and create something meaningful, not to mention exploring the future of humanity together. To dive into the topic of Klang’s diverse workplace we went to the source, the Klangers themselves! Let’s hear what they have to say on the matter.
Being located in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin means that our office is surrounded by people and cultures from all over the globe. And this doesn’t just mean that Klangers have an array of amazing lunch options around the office (which they do). In a way, it is a reflection of the kind of environment that we cultivate at Klang as well, one in which cultural differences are valued and celebrated. Of our employees (~70 of them and growing), 30 different nationalities are represented, which we think is pretty cool! Junior QA specialist Janira, who hails from Spain, feels that in regards to diversity, “the most important thing that Klang does is actually hiring people from many different nationalities, which makes them present and creates a diverse environment”.
But we understand that cultural diversity is just one piece of the puzzle. Head of Creative Matt Gallais, who is originally from France, puts it well when he says, “Klang gathers a lot of nationalities under the same roof, but I really value that people come from different angles, not just gaming”. “This is especially important as we develop an experience that should speak to many different people”. We couldn’t agree more. We believe that having a diverse workplace leads to a more interesting game that appeals to a wider audience, you all! SEED would probably be pretty boring if everyone behind it was identical.
At the end of the day, an important part of welcoming diversity is just that, welcoming it! At Klang we work hard to cultivate an atmosphere where people feel comfortable to express their identities, be that culture, hobbies, gender, and more. “I feel very much welcome to express anything about myself at Klang, my culture is just one of them”, says Graphic and Motion Designer Samet, who moved from Turkey to Berlin four years ago. It is with this appreciation for the many unique parts of people that we foster our culture at Klang, and the culture of SEED as well.