Diversity is what makes people different, not just culturally but in human differences. Having a multitude of differences in the workforce gives an organization the ability to use many ideas to reach a common goal. A person could say that a diverse group of people together in one room can accomplish greater achievements than a room filled with the same types of individuals. Managers understand the concept of diversity, and how important diversity is to the success of a company’s ability to implement
Generally when someone begins speaking about diversity in the workplace, thoughts of Affirmative Action, racial diversity, or even sexual equality are usually foremost in our thoughts. However, diversity in the workplace really is so much more than this, we must also consider aging workers, handicapped workers, those with alternative lifestyles, and even physical traits to name others (For the sake of simplification, throughout this paper these will usually be included in the term, minorities).
As the American workforce continues to become more and more diverse, it is becoming even more important for organizations to recognize the diversity of their employees and adopt policies surrounding diversity issues. The US Department of Labor estimates that more than 75% of workers currently entering the workforce are women, immigrants, or people of color (Clayton, 2010). Today’s organizations are facing a more diverse workforce, and customer base, than they did even as short as five years ago
Diversity is all around us and how organizations deal with the notion of diversity can be complex and quite diverse. We know that being diverse in the workplace is important to the organization's success, should be recognized, accepted, and embraced. It’s how the organizations live up to what they believe in and must go above and beyond legal compliance and requirements to promoting diversity and inclusion. Otherwise, employees may view the organization's vision and policies as lip service and only
Workplace diversity refers to the variety of differences between people in an organisation, Diversity comes down to acceptance, respect and understanding of one another in the workplace, even when you may disagree, you need to be understanding and try your best to relate to everyone and embrace their unique differences. Diversity in the workplace can relate to having staff/employees from a wide rage and different backgrounds, this can include employees of different gender types, physical ability
Business Prof. Mancini Diversity and Discrimination Regulations The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that there is one. A quote from HBO’s The Newsroom series couldn’t be truer regarding the situation at hand, Discrimination in the workplace. The further you go back in history; the more and more you see discrimination in the workplace. If you were a white male, you had it made. Everyone else was out to fend for themselves but today that’s no the case, at least we hope so. Discrimination
1.0 INTRODUCTION The issue of managing diversity in the workplace is relevant, interesting, fresh and useful. Managing diversity focuses on maximizing the ability of all employees to contribute to organizational goals. Affirmatives action refers to actions required to defeat the effects of past discrimination, or other barriers to equal work opportunity. The shift from a manufacturing to a service economy, the globalization of markets, new business scheme with more teamwork, work together with different
on the influence that cultural diversity has on project performance but research is sadly lacking on the definition of what constitutes cultural diversity, units of measure and dependable variables. The articles, books, existing research on diversity and documents from internet were the main sources to collect related data. This chapter starts with the discussion of the concept of diversity. Afterward, workforce diversity, dimension of diversity, cultural diversity and intercultural communication
longer be in existence under a Trump administration. So, throughout the course of this paper the reader will learn what is affirmative action, understanding the significance of affirmative action, and ways a public administrator can promote diversity in the workplace. What is Affirmative Action? Affirmative Action defined in the United States is a set of laws, strategies, and rules "planned to end and correct the effects of a particular type of discrimination." These include government-ordered
mass media, world travel, and readily available information, the workplace has grown increasingly diverse in both gender and cultural aspects. Individuals no longer live and work within the confines of their geographic locations. At almost any position with any company the individual employee is a part of a larger world economy that harvests assets from the ends of the earth. Because of this, companies seek to capitalize on diversity to become more creative and flexible in their business models.