In a business climate defined by complexity, diversity, and globalization, today’s most successful organizations understand that diversity offers a strategic advantage. Diversity can be defined as understanding and accepting the differences among people with respect to age, culture, gender, mental challenges, physical challenges, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social upbringing, etc.
Rapid advancement in technology and the birth of a global economy bring the people of the world closer together. Organizations need to support diversity because it has the potential to increase productivity and create competitive advantages. Diversity creates new and more effective processes, better solutions to complex problems, increases creativity, and drives change.
For businesses to continue to be effective in encouraging employees to contribute to the overall success of the organization, leadership must recognize and capitalize on the strategic advantage of diversity. Diversity becomes a strategic advantage when it is intentionally created and allowed to become a key factor in decision-making and other aspects of the organization.
Organizational diversity is the bridge between the company, the employees, and the future. By aligning diversity goals with