Managing Diversity 1
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In this chapter, the author provides a brief overview of the original work in the diversity management literature to provide a backdrop for the framework. The framework pictured three dimensions along which organisations change as they progress from bottom to top. The three dimensions are compliance, reactive and proactive. Though the topic of managing employee diversity was spurred by the changing demographics of the workplace, R. R. Thomas positioned the managerial practice as dissimilar to affirmative action policy. Thomas defined managing diversity as 'a comprehensive managerial process for developing an environment that works for all employees'. As the framework began to take shape, it was the author’s hope that it could be utilised to assess a sport organisation's status relative to its management of employee diversity. The Athletics award was developed to recognise athletic departments with exemplary diversity practices across several categories. The author highlights a sample of others' applications and extensions of the framework.