This discipline deals with the definition and multiple dimensions contributing to diversity including age, gender, socio-economic status and beliefs. The business case for managing diversity in the workplace is outlined from creating greater inclusiveness to harnessing the potential of diverse cultures to drive innovation, flexibility and effectively manage change.
Specific challenges related to managing diversity are highlighted in this discipline, including stereotyping, prejudices and reverse discrimination. Interventions to actively support diversity and inclusion are outlined along with key success factors for designing, promoting and implementing effective diversity initiatives.
The Diversity discipline stresses on measuring the bottom line impact and return on investment of such initiatives as also elaborates the Diversity function and the role of the Diversity Practitioner. The discipline also covers the trends and implications for managing diversity in the future.
This discipline does not cover Workplace Flexibility which comes under the discipline of Employee Advocacy.