With increased globalization as well as increased migration within and immigration into the United States, organizations have become increasingly diverse. These trends create a workplace composed of employees of different genders, age groups, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, religious groups, and disabilities all working together. With this diversity of employees comes the need for initiatives, policies, and procedures that create a climate of inclusion and the perception that all of these diverse individuals have a place within an organization. It is in response to this need that diversity climate becomes important.

Defining Diversity Climate

The climate of an organization corresponds to its culture; however, there is a difference between the two concepts. Organizational culture is a system of shared meaning, which refers to the pattern of ...

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