"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a process;
working together is success…"
– Henry Ford
With rapid changes in technology, commerce, education, and geo-politics, business and academia have become globally competitive markets. Thus, the demand for skilled employees performing at maximum efficiency has transcended traditional boundaries, and workplace diversity has thus become critical to an organization's success and survival.
Creating and maintaining an environment that welcomes, accommodates, and embraces cultural differences among employees is thus vital to an organization's ability to achieve its operational objectives.
A failure in this area creates unproductive, unpleasant workplaces full of strife and predisposed to inefficiency and failure. And, an employer's improper action in this regard can lead to legal liability of the employer and, in some cases, of individual employees, managers, and supervisors.
Indeed, the EEOC has reported that all major categories of charge filings increased in 2010, including charges of disability, age, race, and religious discrimination as well as retaliation claims, resulting in EEOC collections from employers of roughly $404 million in monetary benefits. Lawsuits under the various state laws add even another dimension to the depth of the risks for employers.
Edmond Murray can help you create and maintain an operational environment conducive to the culturally diversity that makes your organization a pleasant place to work and strengthens your organization's results. We can also assist you in managing specific incidents arising from diversity issues.