Employees from diverse backgrounds bring individual talents and experiences in suggesting ideas that are flexible in adapting to fluctuating markets and customer demands. A diverse workforce can supply a greater variety of solutions to problems in service, sourcing and allocation of resources. Practicing diversity in the organization can make a positive impact on any business or any organization. In order to effectively manage today's workplace and to achieve organizational goals including Safety Health & environmental targets, business leaders must understand and embrace diversity. Organizations shall include diverse employees with equal opportunities considering race, ethnicity, religion, personal beliefs, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or physical challenges.

Diversity involves not only how people perceive themselves, but how they perceive others. Those perceptions affect their interactions. For a wide assortment of employees to function effectively as an organization, human resource professionals need to deal effectively with issues such as communication, adaptability and change. Diversity requirements will increase significantly the coming years. Successful organizations recognize the need for immediate actions and are providing resources in managing the diversity in the workplace.

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