Introduction – Diversity
Although it is the modern era now and quite a lot of development has taken place in every department, the issue of diversity as yet remains unresolved. It is still a hot topic for debate considering that the so many studies taking place find out that there is no high or equal compensation being provided to the women and minorities relative to the white males.
Importance of Diversity
In the words of Cheryl Reese (VP, Diversity), diversity can be said to be “valuing all the ways we are similar and different” (Heffes, Orsdel, & Raab, 2009, p. 53). Through diversity at workplace the company and the different departments within it are able to reach out to an extensive talent pool. Sharing of knowledge of employees from different cultures and traditions leads to the company developing a vigorous knowledge management. There is an enhancement in the productivity of the company because of different skills and talents from employees of various cultures. Discrimination is much lower in those companies where diversity is valued and given significance.