CORPORATE: Diversity

Diversity Management

Demonstrating Human Rights at the workplace, a Diversity policy aims to eradicate any form of discrimination or internal competition based on origins, traits or appearances. Instead, it stipulates within the statutes that the company will use its processes of recruitment, promotion, development and career opportunities to practice open and fair treatment based on merit with a concern for equity and justice.

In practice, the IHRM strategy will seek to employ diverse staff, aiming to raise internal creativity as proof of global capability at local sites. Once Difference has been institutionalized as part of policy, managers are responsible for leveraging it in their practice. The culture of the firm will demonstrate such competence when all diverse members of staff can confirm feeling treated with equal respect and appreciated for their unique contribution.

While management is responsible for the procedural implementation of Diversity, much of its success resides with the employees’ willingness to make it a reality. Besides its legal aspects, Diversity is social and psychological in nature. It will work only if people – at all levels of the company – think and act in an open and fair way with one another. This is at the heart of creating a company culture.

In this seminar, participants will discuss the evolution of Diversity in their enterprise and explore ways to optimize its processes and outcomes. Case studies enable deeper insights into the legal and socio-cultural implications of Diversity for companies. Simulations help to practice appropriate behavior around proximate, every-day sensitive issues at the workplace.


  • Statutory, legal dimensions of Diversity
  • Why heterogeneous groups deliver better solutions
  • The company as a reflection of the world
  • All about biases and filters of perception
  • Dealing with conflicts due to “too much” diversity
  • Dealing with stagnation due to “too little” diversity
  • Communication and the enhancement of a pro-diversity culture
  • Managerial practices to make Diversity a win for all.