We've been reading about the supposed importance of cultural diversity, but haven't companies always dealt with diverse workforces? This is America after all, land of the melting pot. Explain why diversity is more than a buzzword, something actionable that demonstrably improves business outcomes.
—Mingle and Melt, diversity consultant, Lansing, Michigan
The tech giant recently released its workforce diversity numbers, with the results causing some to say it is struggling from a diversity perspective.
Our company soon must replace a number of senior-level boomers nearing retirement. How do we develop younger high potentials to take over as senior executives? Does it take a different approach than we used in years past?
— Our Future Is Our Past, senior organizational development officer, financial services, Gaithersburg, Maryland
We're making a big push to focus on multiculturalism, but want to avoid it becoming “just another thing.” Is there a way to demonstrate the practical business value of having a diverse workforce?
—Melting Pot, project manager, finance/insurance/real estate, Cleveland, Ohio