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A review of two different concepts of diversity and their relevance to the organization.
# 150141 | 742 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 28, 2012 in Business (General) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)

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The paper examines two differing perspectives on diversity and their implications within the workplace environment. The paper shows how some personal perspectives base the beliefs on respect and acceptance whereas other perspectives base the beliefs on success in work and life. The paper emphasizes that an understanding of diversity must exist to reduce biases, build camaraderie, and include those who are different.

Examination of Perspectives
The Implications of the Diversity on Human Behavior in the Workplace

From the Paper:

"Different individuals share different concepts of diversity. Individual perspectives can share values and understands in different manners of understanding. One individual discusses the values of diversity on experiences through life, whereas another individual discusses how diversity influences work and life together. One personal perspective from team D bases the concept of diversity on respect and acceptance. This allows the individual to see the differences in individuals in a positive manner while learning new information and gaining knowledge from the experiences shared with diverse individuals. This ongoing learning experience assists the individual in learning and accepting and a wide range of diverse information that he or she may otherwise be less accepting of and less likely to understand. By recognizing and accepting diversity with regard to approaches to life, an individual can promote healthy, positive interactions, creating a better understanding of a diverse work environment.
"Another personal perspective of diversity focuses on success in work and life. This individual learned about diversity in the workplace by creating a positive influence on people of diverse backgrounds within and outside of the company by way of annual evaluations. To be successful in this section of annual evaluations requires the evaluated individual to attend seminars on diversity and inclusion. To excel in this category of the evaluation, the individual actively participates as a speaker at an event. This allows the individual to have a personal influence on others by sharing his or her experiences and knowledge with regard to diversity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Harrell, S. P., & Bond, M. A. (2006). Listening to Diversity Stories: Principles for Practice in Community Research and Action. American Journal of Community Psychology, 37(3/4), 365-376. doi:10.1007/s10464-006-9042-7
  • McGinnis, J. (2010). Making the Case for Workplace Diversity. In K. A. Agard (Ed.), Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook (pp. 871-878). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Retrieved from
  • Rock, M. (1999). Definition of Diversity . Retrieved from Diversity Initiatives Home Page:

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