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Managing and sustaining a world of workplace diversity: the Accenture experience

Ismail Amla (Based at Accenture, London, UK.)

Strategic HR Review

ISSN: 1475-4398

Article publication date: 8 August 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how Accenture's commitment to diversity is reaping benefits for the business and its people on a global and a local level.

Design/methodology/approach

The article explores global initiatives and leadership behaviors that demonstrate this commitment, as well as the experiences of individuals who benefit from them, in order to combine global and individual perspectives.

Findings

These perspectives show that a deep commitment to diversity can reap the benefits of retaining experienced employees, maintaining employee satisfaction and attracting new talent.

Originality/value

The ultimate outcome is a better service to customers through consistency of quality service and high levels of innovation, in addition to mirroring the diversity of communities in which an organization lives and works.

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Citation

Amla, I. (2008), "Managing and sustaining a world of workplace diversity: the Accenture experience", Strategic HR Review, Vol. 7 No. 5, pp. 11-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/14754390810893044

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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