Read the article I provided and Answer the Question: As a future business leader, what are you willing to commit to in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion?.
Read the article I provided and Answer the Question: As a future business leader, what are you willing to commit to in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion?
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* Respond in detail to the discussion questions.
*Main Post: Takes into consideration the readings you have done in preparation for the class discussion, and reference some of the reading material to support your points.
*Main Post: Includes APA citations and has no grammatical errors.
We live in a complex, interconnected world where diversity, shaped by globalization and technological advance, forms the fabric of modern society. Notwithstanding this interconnectedness, there is also growing polarization – both in the physical and digital worlds – fuelled by identity politics and the resurgence of nationalist ideals. (weforum.org 2019)
Not surprisingly, our workplaces tend to mirror the sociocultural dynamics at play in our lives outside work. Having built and scaled a multinational enterprise over nearly two decades, I’ve learned that diversity in the workplace is an asset for both businesses and their employees, in its capacity to foster innovation, creativity and empathy in ways that homogeneous environments seldom do. Yet it takes careful nurturing and conscious orchestration to unleash the true potential of this invaluable asset. (weforum.org 2019)
In this era of globalization, diversity in the business environment is about more than gender, race and ethnicity. It now includes employees with diverse religious and political beliefs, education, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, cultures and even disabilities. Companies are discovering that, by supporting and promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace, they are gaining benefits that go beyond the optics. (weforum.org 2019)
Business has the transformative power to change and contribute to a more open, diverse and inclusive society. We can only accomplish this by starting from within our organizations. Many of us know intuitively that diversity is good for business. The case for establishing a truly diverse workforce, at all organizational levels, grows more compelling each year. The moral argument is weighty enough, but the financial impact – as proven by multiple studies – makes this a no-brainer. (weforum.org 2019)
weforum.org (2019) The business case for diversity in the workplace is now overwhelming. Retrieved from: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/04/business-case-for-diversity-in-the-workplace/ (Links to an external site.)