Diversity in the Workplace
According to American Progress, A diverse workforce combines workers from different backgrounds and experiences that together create a more creative, innovative, and productive workforce. And businesses have learned that they can draw upon our nation’s diversity to strengthen their bottom line. In this way, diversity is a key ingredient to growing a strong and inclusive economy that’s built to last. Similarly, the scholarly journal De Economist, said that organization's success and competitiveness depends upon its ability to embrace diversity and realize the benefits. When organizations actively assess their handling of workplace diversity issues, develop and implement diversity plans, multiple benefits are reported such as increased adaptability. They both talk about how diversity creates a more creative and competitive organization.
According to The Huffington Post, diversity is no longer simply a matter of creating a heterogeneous workforce, but using that workforce to innovate and give it a competitive advantage in the marketplace. In the study of 321 companies with more than $500 million in revenue, 85 percent of those surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is big to driving innovation in the workplace. Similarly, the scholarly journal Development and Learning in Organizations, said that our nation’s human capital substantially grows as more women, racial and ethnic minorities, and gay and transgender individuals enter the workforce. For example, it
found that the increase in women’s overall share of labor in the United States women went from holding 37 percent of all jobs to 47 percent over the past 40 years. They both talk about how women in the work force make companies better and how they have impacted organizations today.
According to Green, she says that the world's increasing globalization requires more interaction among people from diverse cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds than ever before. People no...