Diversity Management System

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Diversity is a term that we can all relate to in some way or another. The term diversity represents the multitude of individual differences that make people different from and similar to each other, (Kinicki&Kreitner, 2009). Although some people view diversity as an issue of age, race, gender, religion, or sexual preference, it is actually much more than that. It actually pertains to the differences that make each individual special or unique and this is why it becomes important to learn how to interact and grow with one another. In order for this to take place in the workplace, establishing a strong diversity management program is essential to the success of any organization. One company in particular that has created and implemented an effective diversity management system is Xerox Corporation. Over the year Xerox has been recognized for their valued diversity program. Mulcahy stated,"I'm convinced diversity is a key to success. Experience tells us that the most diverse companies -- companies ruled by a hierarchy of imagination and filled with people of all ages, races, and backgrounds -- are the most successful over time."(M2PressWIRE, 2006). Xerox has not only gone above and beyond many companies by creating a program such as this one, but they have implemented it for years proving that a diverse atmosphere will help an organization grow and prosper. Within the organization of Xerox, they believe that the differences in beliefs and cultures will add value to the overall outcome of the company. In the past certain people have unfortunately been limited to the success they are able to achieve because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Xerox values these unique variances. Xerox ... ... middle of paper ... ...ues to strive for the best. Reference (2009, June 26). New Xerox leader marks a milestone for diversity. Irish Times.Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Kinicki, A. &Kreitner, R. (2009).Organizational behavior: Key concepts, skills & best practices (4thed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Company. Two Latino Magazines Name Xerox Among Best in Diversity. (2007). M2PressWIRE, Retrieved from EBSCHOhost. Xerox supplier diversity program celebrates 20 years of success. (2005). M2PressWIRE, Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Xerox Workplace ranks among ‘Top 30’ for executive women. (2006). M2PressWIRE, Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Thomas Jr., R. Roosevelt. 1990. “The Daily Experience of Genuine Workplace Diversity.” Harvard Business Review 68(2), 115.Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Xerox (2011).Diversity. Retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://www.xerox.com/jobs/diversity/enie.html
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