Updated: Jun 11, 2020
Diversity Management can seriously improve your business health!
What is diversity management?
Diversity management is a series of interlinked processes that address issues, and support multiple characteristics, within the workplace.
It includes management activities to embed diversity and inclusion into the framework of operational and strategic policies and practice of an organisation.
At the same time, it acts as a dynamic platform for embedding fairness and inclusion across business.
Diversity management is key to business growth. It develops cultural intelligence among leaders, helping to foster the development of diversity and inclusion into local, national and international business frameworks.
Rather than being a mere value, that is placed within an in a organisational statement, supported by compliance based diversity policies, diversity management is a whole business, strategic and operational process.
Building inclusive capabilities.
Diversity management centres around building business and people capability. It is a key strategic growth enabler and develops accountability for building a better, more productive and engaged business.
Diversity and inclusion supports a business, helping it to remain relevant, in a rapidly changing, globalised economy.
Deploying a comprehensive system of diversity management within a business, will ensure that employees, work teams, and other stakeholders are included and supported.
Corporate Governance is the most important aspect of developing and delivering a highly effective diversity management strategy. It cements the commitment, and business ownership of the process of diversity and inclusion, and confirms the importance of associated actions and initiatives.
A robust diversity strategy helps to embed D&I across the business.
Establishing a diversity management process is a strategic activity. Any business that seeks to truly embed diversity and inclusion across its process and functions, and intends to support its employees and other stakeholders, must implement a process to manage and evaluate D&I.
By embedding a robust strategy, the organisation will be better able to remove structural barriers, allowing equality of access to employment.
It will help to support the effective promotion of vacancies, both to current employees and a wide range of potential candidates.
Diversity management strategies allow for a fair and equitable development process for all employees within the business.
By helping to foster a diverse and inclusive workforce, diversity management allows for the encouragement for all staff to reach their full developmental potential.
It promotes inclusion and employee wellness, within an engaging and supportive workplace environment.