Diversity and Inclusion at Dell, Inc.

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Diversity and Inclusion at Dell, Inc. Differences are an undeniable common thread in American culture and the global community at large. It should be expected that every individual is unique in his or her own experiences, views, beliefs philosophies and ideologies. Fortunately, these distinctive differences that have become a driving force for change and acceptance in the workplace environment. “Workforce diversity acknowledges the reality that people differ in many ways, visible or invisible, [by] age, gender, marital status, social status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, personality, ethnicity and culture (Shen, Chanda, D’Netto, & Monga, 2009, p. 235). Support of individuals’ unique differences has assisted organizations in creating a business culture, which allows its workforce to thrive. Moreover, effective management of diversity has enabled organizations to better understand the many facets of the communities they reach and has allowed companies to successfully compete in an increasingly competitive global market. All organizations should be motivated to better understand the many factors related to diversity. Not only because it enables corporations to improve their competitive advantage, but more importantly, because it the right and ethical way to conduct business (Canas & Sondak, 2011). One such company taking a proactive approach to the support of diversity is Dell, Inc. This paper will discuss Dell, Inc. and how its leadership’s approach to corporate stewardship has enabled the organization to become a leading source for the world’s technological solutions. DELL Armed with $1,000 and the desire to create a PC startup, Michael Dell, a 19 year-old, pre-med student at the University of Texas at Austi... ... middle of paper ... ...6. Employee Resource Groups. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/corp-comm/cr-diversity-nwg-overview.aspx Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp-comm/equal-employment-opportunity-policy-statement.aspx Flexible Work Solutions. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/corp-comm/cr-diversity-wf-flexible-work.aspx Our People. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/our-people.aspx Shen, J., Chanda, A., D’Netto, B., & Monga, M. (2009). Managing diversity through human resource management: An international perspective and conceptual framework. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20(2), 235-251. Talent Acquisition. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/corp-comm/cr-diversity-wf-talent-acquisition.aspx

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