Diversity Climate: How To Maximize The Positive Effects Of Workforce Diversity
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Alain is a professor at the Toulouse Business School. He recently began a project on religious diversity involving multiple religions and regions of the world, while pursuing research on comparative diversity management.

                       

Diversity Climate: How To Maximize The Positive Effects Of Workforce Diversity

Business organizations have intentionally diversified their workforce across genders, races, and ethnicities, either in response to growing legal pressures since the 1960s or simply because they have realized that diversity is good for business. For some, diversity fosters innovation, creativity, and problem solving and a more diversified clientele. For others, it can be a source of tension, conflict within teams, or interpersonal difficulties. In times of economic and financial crisis, such tensions can be exacerbated. Research has logically focused on...

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