Diversity Initiatives in the Workplace

August 13, 2013

“Organizations that do not manage diversity effectively will not be able to utilize the full potential of their workers, nor to survive and grow under increasingly complex and competitive business conditions, ” wrote Rose Mary Wentling in a report released by the University of Illinois about diversity in the workplace.

The times, they are a-changing and as workplaces grow increasingly more diverse, supervisors and managers are charged with the task of incorporating diversity in order to increase productivity among staff.

They identified the trends as:

  • more globalization of corporations, which will lead to a more global workforce, marketplace, and economy
  • diverse work teams will become prevalent in organizationsdiversity will become more of a business concern than a social concern, and be more closely linked to competitive strategies
  • diverse populations will make and spend more money, and this increase in wealth will empower diversity
  • senior managers will become more involved in diversity issues because they will realize that the diverse workforce needs to be better utilized in order to remain competitive
  • more training professionals will face the challenge of dealing with backlashdiversity training will be integrated more with other types of training

Want to learn more about diversity in the work place? Read the full report here.

And then attend our workshop next week with Jacky Akbari: A Strategic Approach to Diversity.

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