The majority of workers say their companies have communicated about diversity and inclusion issues since the November election.
Sure, creating gender balance in your company is the right thing to do in principle. But a demographically diverse workforce also can improve a company's financial performance.
Many companies have a robust program for recruiting a diverse array of people, but they aren't able to transform this diversity into organizational excellence. As a result, the real challenge is not creating diversity but inclusiveness.
For many executives, the phrase "workplace diversity" evokes "quotas" or "lawsuits." But a recent survey reveals that an organization free of discrimination is not just a better place to work -- it runs more effectively, too.
Inclusiveness is a strategy to unleash the power of diversity to generate business value. It involves creating opportunities throughout an organization so that the talents of all employees can be fully realized. But how does the bottom line stand to gain when an organization turns its attention to leveraging diversity?