From Theory To Practice: Recommending Supportive Diversity Practices

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Marie-Elene Roberge
Roy J. Lewicki
Amy Hietapelto
Aijana Abdyldaeva


diversity practices, diversity management


Today, organizations must find effective solutions to the challenges brought by diversity. Research suggests that implementing supportive diversity practices help diverse organizations to adapt and sustain by creating a climate for diversity.Based on research and theory, the paper recommends five categories of supportive diversity practices: (1) Using symbolic management to value diversity, (2) Implementing training programs, (3) Implementing cross-functional teams, (4) Stimulating improved communication flow, and lastly (5) Promoting fairness in human resource practices.


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