The world of business today is one that is characterized by constant development, constant progression, and constant advancement in the ways that businesses are structured and carry out day-to-day operations. However, many businesses still are experiencing tremendous gaps in critical areas of interpersonal and social development. These areas include diversity and inclusion.
Diversity and inclusion primarily encompass gender, race, ethnicity, age, and a person’s background; and many today around the world are facing a tremendous lack of diversity and inclusion in their organizations. Although many businesses are taking significant steps towards being more diverse and making both diversity and inclusion a greater part of their business models and cultures; the developments that have taken place do not sufficiently make workplaces diverse or inclusive.
Thus, in recent years there have emerged many studies, models, and concepts that have sought to improve diversity and inclusion in workplaces. However, despite all these developments, there are tremendous challenges and milestones that diversity and inclusion must overcome and meet; and, there are many ways that businesses around the world are constantly improving diversity and inclusion of all people—and improving equal opportunity employment for all people.
To delve into this, the following research will highlight various components of diversity and inclusion, such as their definition in business; and, the history, development, and progress of diversity and inclusion today. Additionally, this research will highlight the common challenges, shortcomings, benefits, and best practices of diversity and inclusion—including several regional case studies from around the world. The final components of this research will highlight how diversity and inclusion can be improved, critical concepts for businesses, statistics, and how to implement diversity and inclusivity into business models today.
Together, this research will provide a comprehensive understanding and analysis of diversity and inclusion in today’s economy; and, can be utilized by businesses and professionals to learn about how they can collectively improve diversity and inclusion in the future.