A common misconception is that the phrase "workplace diversity" defines meeting certain quotas in employee race or gender categories. In fact, "diversity" as it relates to human resources is a way of thinking and operating that encourages an entirely new and positive outlook among coworkers.
Diversity in the work environment promotes acceptance, respect and teamwork. Companies that overcome certain diversity issues often achieve greater productivity, profit and company morale. According to Michelle Renee of Demand Media, the "Top 10" are: