Diversity is an asset to an organization. Yet, this simple statement about diversity does not mean that organizations that are diverse in nature are without problems. In fact, there are a variety of impacts that diversity can have on an organization (both good and bad). It is important that leaders recognize the importance of diversity and implement programs for increasing diversity as well as improve an organization’s culture of diversity.
In relation to diversity, address the following questions:
- Define the concept of diversity as it relates to an organization.
- Assess how workplace diversity can impact a business (e.g., operations, practices, productivity, and profitability).
- Finally, identify one organization that has not had an effective diversity management program, or has had issues with diversity in the organization. What strategy(ies), action(s), or initiative(s) could this organization consider to create a more diverse workplace?
Your initial posting should be well-researched, be at least 300 words in length,