Even today there are several organizations that only implement diversity programs upon being forced to do so; for instance in order to address a succession challenge or through external force. Microsoft is a global company employing workers from more than 135 different countries. Microsoft certainly does value diversity to a great degree and this is proven by Kelly Chapman, their director of diversity recruiting who says “Microsoft has committed millions of dollars to our diversity program” (Diversity In Action, 2010).
Microsoft realizes the importance of diversity at workplace and it is their belief that diversity allows for the enrichment of their performance and products, the society that they are located in as well as the personal and professional lives of their employees (Global Diversity and Inclusion, 2010). The employees at Microsoft are a sound reflection of the diversity that the company so promotes.