Diversity Management Term Paper by Jhony Bravo

Diversity Management
An in-depth analysis of diversity at the individual and organizational level.
# 75201 | 5,605 words | 20 sources | MLA | 2006 | PK
Published on Dec 06, 2006 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Law (General) , Business (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper is an analysis of the characteristics of diversity, focusing on benefits, challenges and finally scrutinizing various techniques of managing the diversity at individual and organizational levels. It discusses the workforce in terms of diversity as a legal obligation and also changing workforce demographics due to organizations' needs. The paper aims at highlighting various characteristics of diversity while focusing on benefits, challenges and finally scrutinizing various techniques of managing the diversity at individual and organizational level.

Table of Contents:
What is Diversity
Reasons for Emergence of Diversity
Characteristics of Diversity
Different Communication Patterns
Benefits of Diversity
The Challenges
Individual Approaches to Managing Diversity
Organizational Approaches to Managing Diversity
Table-1: Salary Differentials
Table-2: Overall Population Growth and Racial Composition

From the Paper:

"No two humans are alike. People are different not only in gender, culture, race, social and psychological characteristics but also in their perspectives and prejudices. Society had discriminated on these aspects for centuries. Women and minority groups were denied of their due rights. But not any more. Since 1960s, when federal legislation prohibited employment discrimination, minorities and female applicants have become the fastest-growing segment in the work force. Diversity makes the work-force heterogeneous. The work-force diversity used in the corporate world today is the varied characteristics of employees working in same organization. Despite the magnitude of the ethical, legal, economic, social, and political dimensions that define diversity initiatives in the workplace, the fields of human resource development and continuing professional education have yet to develop an integrated vision for creating more inclusive work environments. There are issues being raised. Dominant groups including top level managers are not fully prepared to accept the reality. There are communication problems as well. But then there are enormous benefits too. Organizations that are still lacking in this field will have to initiate measures to make their workforce diverse in order to compete or even survive in the coming decades."

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