As we have discussed in the interactive lectures, the importance of diversity cannot be underemphasized. Yet, ensuring diversity in an organization involves much more than creating policies and procedures to increase diverse representation in the workforce.
For this assignment, do the following:
Outline the benefits of diversity in the workplace through using statistical research, which is timely (published in the last five years) and scholarly.
In your own words, explain the differences between diversity and inclusion. Then, explain why businesses that develop a diversity policy–but do not ensure organizational inclusion efforts–will experience problems reaching and achieving business outcomes.
Evaluate an organization that has created a strong diversity and inclusion policy/program. Provide a link to this company’s information for your instructor to review. Do the following.
Explain the strengths of this policy.
Explain the weaknesses of this policy.
Explain how this policy could be adopted by your current or a past employer.
Write a 3-4 page paper (length does not include the required title and reference pages).
Your paper must be properly cited and formatted according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Include a formal reference page.
While this is an individual paper, you should reflect on our discussion forums and incorporate ideas from there, as appropriate.
You must support your analysis with at least three scholarly references which can include resources from this course. The CSU Global Library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to find credible sources. You cannot use Wikipedia or any CSU Global assignment. For this assignment, a credible source is defined as:
A scholarly or peer-reviewed journal article
A government-based website or publication
A trade or industry journal article, publication, or website (including those from trade organizations such as SHRM.org and TD.org).