|dc.description.abstract||As the world increasingly becomes globalized, the society becomes diversified.
This change leads to the organizational challenge as to how manage a divers
workforce? To face the challenge of managing diversity organizations implement
diversity policies and programs. This case study examines how organizations
implement diversity policies. A diversity initiative was made from the
organization when it chose to sign the Diversity Charter, thus committing to work
with diversity and implement diversity policies. 2 months later, in study 1, a
survey was utilized to assess the diversity climate. 254 employees from this
Norwegian multinational corporation completed the electronic survey. Results
from the survey shows that the diversity climate overall is good, although women
report almost significantly to be less included than men. Moreover, 49.2% claims
that the organization has no focus on diversity.
7 months after the Diversity Charter was signed, in study 2, interviews with 3 key
informants were conducted. According to the informants, there were still no new
diversity focus and no diversity policies had been communicated or implemented.
These results are analyzed and discussed, as is the limitations and practical
implications from this case study.||nb_NO