Diversity and the Business Environment Analytical Essay by Nicky

Diversity and the Business Environment
This paper discusses diversity in the workplace and within the business environment.
# 146795 | 1,262 words | 8 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 17, 2011 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Sociology (General) , Labor Studies (General)

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In this article, the writer briefly examines five areas of diversity in the modern workplace. The writer looks at the areas of ethnicity, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation with regards to the composition of staff. The writer maintains that diversity in the workplace is seen by most enlightened business leaders as an important and even essential part of the competitive business world. The writer concludes that the ideal of true acceptance of the diverse potential of individuals in the workplace has still to be universally achieved. This will necessitate further research in order to create more effective policies which will ensure that bias and prejudice do not obstruct the natural expression of human diversity.

Sexual Orientation

From the Paper:

"The openness of a business to unprejudiced acceptance of differences in the ethnic and cultural composition of staff is related to the issues of social and political responsibility in a democratic society. In contrast, those businesses that are not open to individuals from different ethnic groups are criticized for not complying with basic socially accepted norms. In other words, the business should not base its recruitment of staff and the manner in which staff are promoted on color or ethic background but rather on the ability and potential of the individual or employee. The individual should feel that his ethnic background does not reflect negatively in any sense on his advancement in the company.
"This is a subject that has come under the spotlight in labor issues and company policies in recent years."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Black, J. S., & Porter, L. W. (1991). Managerial Behaviors and Job Performance: A Successful Manager in Los Angeles May Not Succeed in Hong Kong. Journal of International Business Studies, 22(1), 99+. Retrieved March 27, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5000126798
  • Business Case for Diversity. Retrieved March 27, 2009, from http://www.chubb.com/diversity/chubb4450.html
  • Clarke, R. D. (2005, September). Workplace Bias Abounds: New Study Confirms the American Workplace Has Much Farther to Go to Achieve True Diversity. Black Enterprise, 36, 38. Retrieved March 29, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5011221717
  • Hicks, D. A. (2003). Religion and the Workplace: Pluralism, Spirituality, Leadership. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved March 29, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=110647891
  • Madden, Russell SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING. Retrieved March 29, 2009, from http://home.earthlink.net/~rdmadden/webdocs/Shattering_the_Glass_Ceili.html

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