Introduction to Diversity in the Workplace

What you’ll learn to do: Define diversity and discuss its influence on the workplace

Four women and one man in business attire posing in front of a white background.

Living in a technically-curated, self-reinforcing echo chamber of media and social media, it’s all too easy to assume that our world view and perception of reality is the consensus view—perhaps even the truth.

But that’s a monochromatic—and inaccurate—view of our nation and of reality in general. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a view that generally won’t serve you well as a business professional, manager, or entrepreneur. In this section, we’ll explore what diversity means in a business context and the competitive advantages and operational challenges of managing a diverse workforce.