Diversity is about variety. It is many different things that combine to create a whole. As Americans, we’ve become accustomed to the term “melting pot” to describe our combined differences, but a melting pot means assimilating to become one when, really, it’s about integrating to become one. In fact, some people now use a “stew” or “salad” metaphor, instead.
This edition of our Blue Paper® expounds on diversity as a theory, as a social model and as a business practice. It is about how it came to be, how it transformed and what promoting diversity in the workplace means for business here and now.