Diversity in the Workplace in Practice at Marriott

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Christopher G. O'Dea
National University

Diversity in the workplace is an essential function of the modern human resources department of any organization in today’s environment. Organizations that ensure the diversity of their workplace will be more successful than those who don’t. It is very important that today’s organizations are staffed with employees with those who accurately reflect the society as a whole. A recognized leader in this effort is Marriott International. Marriott has a top down approach to workplace diversity that has been a recipe for success from its beginning through is 84 year history up until today. Marriott has is a world leader in hotels and diversity and that be expressed in this paper.

Diversity in the workplace in practice, Marriott International Diversity is an important aspect in today’s workplace in order for the best firms to maintain a competitive advantage. Organizations that employ a variety of people with many different backgrounds that reflect the society as a whole will be more likely to succeed in that society. After all, it is the employees of these organizations who make up the human capital that generates revenue. At the same time, those employees who are a part of a diverse workforce will benefit from it through experiences that they wouldn’t otherwise have. Employees from diverse backgrounds will be able to share different things and teach each other different things. One very successful international organization that has embraced workplace diversity and has succeeded in practicing it is Marriott International. Marriott International is a worldwide leader in the hospital industry and at the same time a leader in workplace diversity. According to Marriott’s website “Our global workforce mirrors the communities where we live and work every day. Marriott's 137,000 employees hail from dozens of nations, speak more than 50 languages and work under the Marriott banner in 70 countries and...
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