Background Note | HBS Case Collection | August 2006 (Revised November 2007)

A Framework for Pursuing Diversity in the Workplace

by Thomas J. DeLong and Michael Brookshire


Assesses the costs and benefits of pursuing diversity and pinpoints the primary barriers to creating diverse workplaces. It also proposes some options for advancing diversity in an organization.

Keywords: Cost vs Benefits; Organizational Culture; Problems and Challenges; Diversity;


DeLong, Thomas J., and Michael Brookshire. "A Framework for Pursuing Diversity in the Workplace." Harvard Business School Background Note 407-029, August 2006. (Revised November 2007.)