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What is diversity management?

The business directory describes the definition of diversity management as, “The practice of addressing and supporting multiple lifestyles and personal characteristics within a defined group. Management activities includes educating the group and providing support for the acceptance of and respect for various racial, cultural, societal, geographic, economic and political backgrounds.”

Of course, diversity also encompasses a wide variety of other differences, including work experience, parental status, educational background, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy and age.

It should be part of a company’s policy not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed on the basis of any of these dimensions. However, managing diversity means more than simply observing legal and policy requirements. It also means actively promoting community and comfort with difference.

Companies need to recognize, value and affirm that social diversity contributes richness to the company community and enhances the quality of office life for all individuals. Companies must take pride in its employees various achievements and celebrate their differences. Workplace diversity can provide tremendous benefits in terms of improved morale, outside-the-box thinking, greater teamwork, and an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect.

I’ve added an explanatory video about it. You can watch from here.

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