Coordinate diversity initiatives with affirmative-action compliance to
enhance results and reduce conflicts.
BY WELDON H. LATHAM
Much has been written about diversity and inclusion (D&I) and affirmative-
action programs (AAP) in the workplace. Some mistakenly use the two terms
interchangeably. More attention needs to be given to how these two critical
corporate functions, each with unique histories, methodologies and objectives, can
harmonize their activities and more effectively support each other’s mission, while
achieving their vastly different objectives.
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