Managing Diversity Within the Workplace

In a survey conducted by Forbes, 85% of the 300+ large global enterprises polled agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation within the workplace.1297752443

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.

nfl-logoFor 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.

Courses such as Mastery’s Diversity: On The Threshold of Change helps employees recognize the benefits of diversity and the Equal Opportunity Law. For more courses on diversity visit mastery.com!

 

 

About TaQuinda Johnson

TaQuinda joins the Mastery Tech team with 9 years of experience within the public relations industry. As the Public Relations Specialist for Mastery, TaQuinda's role to assist in the development and implementation of the company's communications and social media efforts.
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2 Responses to Managing Diversity Within the Workplace

  1. Caleb says:

    If you are not creating a diverse working environment then you are only hurting your business in my opinion. Diverse brings a multitude of skills, thought processes, approaches and so much more than can make your business well-rounded and moving forward daily.

    • TaQuinda Johnson says:

      Caleb,

      Thank you for commenting! We agree with you. Diversity is a critical element to any organization. There are so many benefits to implementing diversity within the workplace – different skill sets, experiences, etc.

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