Diversity in the Workplace Term Paper by Peter Pen

Diversity in the Workplace
A discussion of the legal requirements by state and federal government with respects to race, gender, age and ethnic diversity in the workplace.
# 103139 | 1,561 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008
Published on Apr 21, 2008 in Law (Business) , Business (General)

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This paper discusses various forms of diversity in the workplace. It also looks at the impact of these forms of diversity on how an organization functions. The paper discusses the legal requirements by state and federal government and their mandate that all organizations have sufficient elements of diversity with respect to race, gender, age and ethnic backgrounds.

Table of Contents:
Age Diversity in Organizations
Sexual Orientation and its Impact on Diversity
Religious Diversity
Geographical Differences

From the Paper:

"The origins of the individual also determine the range and extent of exposure to life that might be faced. Inner cities with their high crime rates, lower quality of life and sub standard infrastructure of education might bias and influence the individual. Suburban life associated with a higher standard of living and lower crime rate might make the inner city appear dangerous and violent. In addition, the impressions and ideas obtained from media could influence the though process more than the actual facts that exist in inner cities. Geographical differences could also attract worker to select different opportunities. Urban dwellers more comfortable with the opportunities and the access to a wide variety of social and communal living might be less willing to move to rural location. Urban dwellers could also be biased against what they feel are opinions and values by which rural population live by."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adler, Seymour, Aranya, Nissim, & Amernic, Joel. (1981). Community Size, Socialization, and the Work Needs of Professionals. Academy of Management Journal, 24, 3, 504-511
  • Dawson, Gail A. (2005). Sexual Orientation Discrimination. Equal Opportunities International, 24, 3/4, 46-50
  • DiStefano, Joseph J., & Maznevski, Martha L. (2000). Creating Value with Diverse Teams in Global Management. Organizational Dynamics, 29, 1,
  • Leonard, Jonathan S., Levine, David I., & Joshi, Aparna. (2004). Do birds of a feather shop together? The effects on performance of employees' similarity with one another and with customers. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25, 6, 731- 755
  • Montgomery, Jack G. (2002). A most delicate matter: Religious issues and conflict in the US library workplace. Library Management, 23, 8/9, 422-435

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