Beyond the Business Case for Diversity in Organizations
Source: Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Volume 18, Number 4, December 2006 , pp. 283-292(10)
Abstract:Many organizations and institutions are spending extensive time, money, and resources to justify a focus on diversity. In this paper, we argue that, instead of justifying demographic diversity, the more appropriate focus is on properly managing the processes and outcomes of a diverse workforce. Demographic diversity in the workplace is a reality. In terms of both composition and sheer numbers, the workforce today is more demographically diverse than it has ever been, and there is every indication that it will be even more diverse in the future. Accordingly, this paper argues that we must go beyond the business case for diversity to effectively utilize the diversity that already exists and create a just workplace.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2006