Traditionally, the business case for developing diversity initiatives has been built on the following five premises:
The demographics of the United States are changing. There are more women and people of color in the workplace then ever before, and their numbers are increasing.
Today’s economy is global and interdependent. Even small businesses may need to have productive contact with people from all over the world.
Even if a particular business doesn’t yet employ many people of different cultures and/or ethnicities, and even if it does not do business internationally, it will probably want to market to an increasingly diverse internal market. An all-white, all-male workforce may make a company ...