Improving the Management of Diversity

Organizations that have made the greatest strides in successfully managing diversity tend to share a number of characteristics. These factors include the creation of a culture that supports inclusiveness, a commitment from top management to valuing diversity, diversity training programs, employee support groups, accommodation of family needs, senior mentoring and apprenticeship programs, communication standards, organized special activities, diversity audits, and a policy of holding management responsible for the effectiveness of diversity efforts.

In recent years, Fortune has published a list of the “50 Best Companies for Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics.”138 DiversityInc., a print and online journal dedicated ...

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