Title: Developing a sustainable environment for workplace diversity

Authors: Jack McCann; Thomas Kohntopp

Addresses: Tusculum College, 60 Shiloh Road Greeneville, TN 37743, USA ' School of Management, College of Management and Technology, Walden University, 100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA

Abstract: The purpose of this review was to highlight the importance of developing a sustainable environment for achieving workplace diversity. The driving concept is for organisations to use the power of diversity as a foundation for developing a sustainable competitive advantage. In addition, factors were considered that may lead to the development of a sustainable environment favourable to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. This paper presents a number of companies that have been successful employing diversity for organisational success and then provides a model for developing a sustainable environment for workplace diversity.

Keywords: sustainability; diversity; workplace diversity; inclusion; retention; recruitment; leadership and diversity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSM.2017.089126

International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, 2017 Vol.5 No.4, pp.347 - 365

Received: 04 Nov 2016
Accepted: 06 Jul 2017

Published online: 07 Jan 2018 *

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