Today’s global business climate is evolving at a rapid rate. And a company’s success and ability to compete in the changing markets at home and abroad largely depends on how successfully they incorporate diversity into their workplace. And realizing the many benefits.

However, diversity just does not happen. It takes thorough comprehensive and systematic shifts. It begins with owners, executives and managers and only then trickles down to include each and every staff member.

It is about changing long held policies and procedures to support diversity. It is about training and education, and it’s about assessment and evaluation. But many businesses boast about diversity but do not always fully implement the solutions.

Not taking a proactive approach could cost them not only the harmonious working environment, but also productivity and profits.