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September 12, 2014

Managing Diversity Within the Workplace

In a survey conducted by Forbes, 85% of the 300+ large global enterprises polled agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation within the workplace.1297752443
Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes. From cultural and gender differences to educational backgrounds and parental status, diversity is here and now. Managing diversity within a company should be viewed as a best practice. Companies embracing diversity will experience of growth for months or years to come.
nfl-logoFor example, the National Football League (NFL)  has taken charge and responsibility of the management of their diversity efforts by implementing the Rooney Rule. In 2003, the NFL enforced a rule requiring teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. After reviewing their hiring practices, the NFL took responsibility for their lack of hiring minorities by implementing the rule to diversify staffing efforts.
This practice has helped the NFL manage and maintain diversity throughout their organization. By taking a proactive approach the NFL helped set a standard within the sports industry.
Courses such as Mastery’s Diversity: On The Threshold of Change helps employees recognize the benefits of diversity and the Equal Opportunity Law. For more courses on diversity visit!

  1. If you are not creating a diverse working environment then you are only hurting your business in my opinion. Diverse brings a multitude of skills, thought processes, approaches and so much more than can make your business well-rounded and moving forward daily.

    1. Caleb,
      Thank you for commenting! We agree with you. Diversity is a critical element to any organization. There are so many benefits to implementing diversity within the workplace – different skill sets, experiences, etc.

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