Three main categories of work climate must be examined when aligning organizational systems with diversity initiative:
Time - has to do with the way time is scheduled for the performance of work. Includes length of workday, days of work per week, use of overtime, time-off policies, retirement policies, and level of work schedule flexibility.
Space - concern aspects of the physical work environment. Includes cleanliness of the workplace, extent to which physical barriers separate people at work, and presence of class distinctions in specifications of physical spaces at work.
People process - practices designed to manage the acquisition of human talent and their employment outcomes. Includes recruiting practices, promotion practices, compensation policies, performance appraisal practices, and career development and succession planning practices.