Downsides to diversity

Initiatives can be met with fear, skepticism by some groups: Report
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/05/2016

These days, it’s rare to find an employer without a policy or initiative around diversity. But do these programs really work? And how exactly do they affect employees?


A January paper in the Harvard Business Review suggests a focus on diversity can be seen as threatening to majority groups — white men in particular — while being met with skepticism by minority groups.