Diversity 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. Recent Articles Success Factors of Cross Cultural Diversity Training Programs By Simran Oberoi 11/11/2013We have all heard of, discussed and debated about the pros and cons of globalization. It is a much understood fact that this has had a huge impact on people mobility and talent equations worldwide. In the wake of such a transformation, HR practitioners...Multigenerational Diversity in the Workplace - An India PerspectiveBy SHRM India Staff 10/9/2013Today, most references to Diversity and Inclusion in India highlight gender and disability. However, organisations of the future need to leverage the strengths of multiple generations within their workforce in a way that leads to collaboration, increased...Unleashing Female Talent in the WorkplaceBy S. Shivshankar 10/4/2013My formative school years in India were spent in a Tamil (a local Indian language) medium school. During fifth grade, I was smitten by the English language and what it meant to be able to converse fluently in it. When I think back, it was primarily...More Research Papers Multi-generational Diversity at the Workplace - An India Perspective 10/18/2012 As the world’s second largest country, India has a population of more than 1.21 billion people. Of this, 29.7 per cent of the population is between 0-14 years of age, 64.9 per cent between 15-64 years of age and 5.5 per cent above 65 years. By... Case Studies Case Study Series: Creating Synergy in A Four-Generation WorkplaceBy Rita Rizzo, MSc, CMC 10/9/2012This case study, written for undergraduate students, is based on generational differences in a metropolitan children’s museum. Employees from various generations experience communication challenges, differing values systems, disparate approaches to... Templates & Tools Diversity Policy 2/11/2013India has an inconceivably diverse population that it is often difficult for individuals to perceive the differences in their entirety. Despite this, our diversity initiatives are lagging behind the developed nations. One could attribute this to...Checklist of Diversity Assessment Tools and Metrics relevant to India 2/11/2013Introduction Diversity is a business imperative in the corporate world today and organizations are slowly gaining cognizance of the fact that talent is distributed across varied groups of individuals, and that in order to get the right fitment for a...How can we get our managers to think more inclusively? 2/4/2013We've all heard it before from frustrated managers and even senior management: "Do we have to buy Joe a larger office chair to accommodate his obesity?" or "Must we let Sarah leave early every Friday so she can be home before...More Subject Matter Experts Geetha Kannan 10/9/2012Geetha specializes in assisting well established organizations move up the value chain by providing strategic advice and playing the role of a change agent in shaping and refining overall business strategy and its execution, ensuring accelerated...Tanusree Mazumdar 10/9/2012Tanusree brings with her rich and varied experience in the field of Human Resource Development. She has been actively involved in various facets of Talent Assessment and Talent Development. She has led large scale organization change and organization...Prof. Indira J. Parikh 10/9/2012 A PhD in Education, an awarded academician with several publications to her credit, Indira was a faculty member at IIM, Ahmedabad for over 30 years and Dean from 2002 to 2005. She has also taught at INSEAD, Fontainebleau (France) and Texas A &...More Books & Publications No Items are currently available. Please check again soon.