Most diversity programs don't work, research finds

Despite the millions of dollars that U.S. companies spend on diversity programs and policies, the programs don't appear to be working, according to an article published by Harvard Business Review. Research shows that policies don't help women or minorities and actually threaten white men, according to the article. The programs mainly serve to protect the organization from litigation and don't protect the interest of underrepresented groups. To foster fair and inclusive workplaces, the authors write that organizations must incorporate accountability into their policies. They also recommend organizations research and then assess diversity policies for effectiveness. Article