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Our nation’s entrepreneurs are a diverse set of people of color, women, gay, and transgender individuals. According to the Census Bureau, people of color own 22.1 percent of U.S. businesses. Moreover, women own 28.8 percent of U.S. businesses, and Latina-owned businesses in particular are the fastest-growing segment of the women-owned business market. According to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, gay or transgender individuals own approximately 1.4 million (or approximately 5 percent) of U.S. businesses.

Workplace Behavior and Diversity

I think the most important aspects of diversity is how and why. How and why is diversity important. Workplace diversity has become an increasingly important part of the American workplace. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was created in 1965 to open the door for women and minorities to find better employment opportunities in America’s workplace. New visa categories and programs facilitating entry of information technology professionals, technical consultants, scientists, and business and management professionals from a cross section of countries have made the workplace even more diverse. Businesses benefit in many ways from having employees with differing backgrounds and perspectives.

How and Why Diversity Is Important

Economic Facts About Diversity

Workplace diversity fosters mutual respect among employees. Whether employees work in groups or teams comprised of co-workers with varied work styles, or colleagues who represent different cultures or generations, a synergistic work environment become the norm. Although an idyllic atmosphere may be difficult to achieve, employees nevertheless recognize the many strengths and talents that diversity brings to the workplace and they gain respect for their colleagues’ performance.

Aspect of Diversity

The face of the United States and itsworkplace is changing. A growingnumber of neighborhoods and communitiescontain a complex mix of races,cultures, languages, and religious affiliations.At the same time, the wideninggap between the rich and the poor iscreating greater social class diversity. Inaddition, the U.S. population includesmore than 43 million people withphysical and mental challenges.For these reasons, today’s youth andadults are more likely to face thechallenges of interacting and workingwith people different from themselves.The ability to relate well to all typesof people in the workplace is a leadershipskill that is becoming increasinglyimportant. Understanding, accepting,and valuing diverse backgrounds canhelp young people and adults thrive inthis ever-changing society

Diversity in the boardroom is needed to leverage a company’s full potential.


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