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Running head: DIVERSITY POLICYDiversity PolicyName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1DIVERSITY POLICYTable of Contents1. Summary......................................................................................................................................21.1 Purpose..................................................................................................................................21.2 Definitions.............................................................................................................................32. Background and Context.............................................................................................................32.1 Legal Aspects.........................................................................................................................32.2 Diversity Management in Workplace....................................................................................42.3 Diversity in Workplace..........................................................................................................53. Policy Content.............................................................................................................................73.1 Individual employees.............................................................................................................73.2 Organization..........................................................................................................................93.3 Clientele...............................................................................................................................104. Procedures for diversity policy implementations......................................................................114.1 Review of diversity policy:..................................................................................................115. Policy Application.....................................................................................................................136. References..................................................................................................................................14
2DIVERSITY POLICY1. SummaryIn the recent period, with the international commercial and business scenarios becomingmore inclusive, cognitive and integrated, the workplaces in general are subjected to many typesof diversities in their operational framework. These diversities include the types of operationsthat are incorporated in the workplaces, the areas and domains of exploration as well as thedifferent types of labor force, which are present in the workplaces (Rice, 2015).With time, diversities in the global workplaces in general have become one of theprimary components and are even expected to increase with the work culture becoming cognitiveand inclusive, requiring people of various specialization, culture and origin (Barak, 2016).However, often in workplaces, people are discriminated or judged based on their racial, genderor ethnic diversities, which thereby acts as a de-motivating factor, preventing them to realizetheir potential.Keeping this into accountour organization formulates and implements a diversity policyframeowrk, incorporating the areas of individual, organization and commercial domains. Thebackground and the context behind the policy, the content of the formulated policy and theapplication of the same is covered in the policy document.1.1 PurposeKeeping the importance of management of diversity in the workplaces in consideration,the diversity policy is formulated with the purpose of documenting the commitment and theobjectives of the organization in its endeavor of promoting and supporting diversities in the
3DIVERSITY POLICYworkforce.This in turn indicates towards the fact that our organization views all the employeesas equal, irrespective of their social, ethnical, gender, sexual orientation and other attributes.The policyincorporatesthe idea that presence of people of different diversities in theabove-mentioned aspects not only adds to the talent poolof ourcompany but also enhance thescope of the same to venture and succeed in different arenas, which is helped by their diversespecializations and characteristics (Harvey & Allard, 2015). Promoting diversity also increasespopularity of the organization not only among the workers but also among their clientele.1.2 DefinitionsThe term “Workplace Diversity” encompasses differences among the workers in anorganization in terms of gender, age, race, ethnicity, education, culture, skills, cognitive style,language, marital status, career responsibilities, job functions, sexual orientation and personality(Chrobot-Mason & Aramovich, 2013).2. Background and Context2.1 Legal AspectsThe primary problem, which a diverse workforce faces in an organization, is the threat ofdiscrimination and assessment of their capabilities and potentials in terms of indicators, whichinclude their race, age, culture, gender and even sexual orientation.However, under the legalframework, discrimination of any unfair forms in the workplaces is illegal and is subjected topenalty (Guimond et al., 2013). There have been several acts, which have been implemented toencourage diversity and to save the diverse workforces from any kind of discrimination,whichthe diversity policy of our organization recognizes.Theseinclude the following:
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