Diversity training is an area of growing interest within organizations. As organizations and society become more culturally diverse, there is a need to provide training across all hierarchical levels to make individuals more aware of and sensitized to elements of difference. Managing and valuing diversity is becoming increasingly important to delivering higher levels of performance and creativity, enhancing problem solving and decision-making, and gaining cultural insights into domestic and overseas markets. As facilitators of diversity training, line managers are increasingly tasked with the important role of equipping employees with the skills and competencies to work effectively in diverse multicultural teams. Consequently, this chapter looks at the mechanics of how diversity is discussed and delivered in organizations. It explores the necessity of diversity training in safeguarding and respecting individual identity and in fostering more welcoming inclusive workplaces.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society: Technologies and Concepts|
|Editors||Chaunda L. Scott, Marilyn Y. Byrd|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA|
|Number of pages||650|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jun 2012|