Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes. From cultural and gender differences to educational backgrounds and parental status, diversity is here and now. Managing diversity within a company should be viewed as a best practice. Companies embracing diversity will experience of growth for months or years to come.
For example, the National Football League (NFL) has taken charge and responsibility of the management of their diversity efforts by implementing the Rooney Rule. In 2003, the NFL enforced a rule requiring teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. After reviewing their hiring practices, the NFL took responsibility for their lack of hiring minorities by implementing the rule to diversify staffing efforts.
This practice has helped the NFL manage and maintain diversity throughout their organization. By taking a proactive approach the NFL helped set a standard within the sports industry.