Diversity and Individual Behavior Analytical Essay by BrainC

Diversity and Individual Behavior
An overview of the impact on individual behavior of different types of workplace diversity.
# 53427 | 911 words | 3 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Oct 27, 2004 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Business (Management)

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This paper examines how, while diversity is often a term used to refer specifically to cultural differences, diversity actually applies to all the qualities on which people can differ. In particular, it looks at how, from a management perspective, the key to diversity is to understand how different types of diversity and different demographic characteristics impact human behavior. This is considered by looking at four types of diversity: occupation, differences in skills and abilities, personality traits, and value and attitudes.

Differences in Skills and Abilities
Personality Traits
Values and Attitudes

From the Paper:

"One type of diversity is occupation, with this having an impact on individual behavior. For example, an individual in a professional occupation is more likely to make their own decisions and is also more likely to reject being managed too strongly. The case of a medical doctor is one example. A medical doctor considers themselves an expert on their area and is also likely to consider that nobody else has the same expertise. Based on this, the individual is likely to make their own decisions and to act independently. The same also applies to other professional occupations such as lawyers and scientists. This can be contrasted with positions that are generally considered as requiring less expertise."

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