Leadership: Diversity & Inclusion Strategies and Successes

In an August 2011 SHRM electronic article titled "Study Cites Diversity Progress, Barrier," Rebecca Hastings, SPHR writes of a Forbes Insight study called Fostering Innovation Through a Diverse Workforce released on July 14, 2011.

Leadership:  Diversity & Inclusion Strategies and Successes
 
By Cindy Lau-Evans

In an August 2011 SHRM electronic article  titled "Study Cites Diversity Progress, Barrier,"  Rebecca Hastings, SPHR writes of a Forbes Insight study called Fostering Innovation Through a Diverse Workforce released on July 14, 2011.  The Study reported that the respondents had reported achieving significant progress as well as encountering certain barriers as they tried to develop and implement D & I initiatives.

Most respondents cited gender diversity as the area in which they feel they had made the most progress with the areas of disability and age topping the areas needing the most improvement.  The executives who responded said they saw a number of barriers that could negatively impact their organizations’ ability to develop or implement D & I strategies with 46% listing a middle management that fails to adequately execute diversity programs.
 
The report is based on the insights from 300+ executives and managers, working at global  enterprises with revenues of $500+ million, who had direct responsibility or oversight for their organization's  Diversity and Inclusion programs.   To read more of the SHRM article, including the areas in which respondents felt they had made the most progress and those are that most needed improvement,  click here: http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/Diversity/Articles/Pages/StudyCitesDiversityProgress.aspx
 
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