In the not-so-distant past, diversity training was often viewed as a politically correct chore for some organizations. However, according to a new study from Ryerson University and York University, executives that associate positive values with diversity training are happier in their careers and more loyal to their companies.
Corporate diversity training incorporates exercises and policies geared towards creating greater understanding of different ethnic backgrounds in order to facilitate collaboration and cooperation in the workplace.
The study, directed by lead author Margaret Yap, found that Canadian managers, professionals and executives who saw diversity training to be beneficial reported greater career satisfaction and commitment to their companies. In fact, these diversity-trained professionals were seven to 14 per cent more satisfied than their counterparts, who did not see value or were not offered diversity training in their . . . → Read More: Diversity Daze: Culturally Attuned Managers More Satisfied with Their Careers