Diversity(ordiverse) is used to describe political entities (neighborhoods, student bodies, etc.) with members who have identifiable differences in their cultural backgrounds or lifestyles. It describes differences in racial or HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_group o Ethnic group ethnic classifications, age, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender o Gender gender, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion o Religion religion, philosophy, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disability o Disability physical abilities, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socioeconomic o Socioeconomic socioeconomicbackground, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_orientation o Sexual orientation sexual orientation, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_identity o Gender identity gender identity, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence o Intelligence intelligence, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_health o Mental health mental health, physical HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health o Health health, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetics o Genetics geneticattributes, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavior o Behavior behavior, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attractiveness o Attractiveness attractiveness, or other identifying features. QUESTION- ANSWERS Q- 1. Describe the two major forms of workforce diversity. Ans. There are two major forms of workforce diversity. Surface-Level Diversity Deep-Level Diversity Q -2. Biographical characteristics and how are they relevant to OB. Ans. Those readily available in a personnel file Age Belief is widespread that job performance declines with increasing age. The workforce is aging. U.S. legislation that, for all intents and purposes, outlaws mandatory retirement. Sex Few issues initiate more debates, misconceptions, and unsupported opinions than whether women perform as well on jobs as men do. Few, if any, important differences between men and women affect job performance. Psychological studies have found women are more agreeable and willing to conform to authority, whereas men are more aggressive and more likely to have expectations of success, but those differences are minor. Race and Ethnicity Employees tend to favor colleagues of their own race in performance evaluations, promotion decisions, pay raises. Different attitudes on affirmative action. African-Americans generally do worse than whites in employment decisions. No statistical difference between Whites and African-Americans in observed absence rates, applied social skills at work, or accident rates. Disability A person is disabled who has any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The reasonable accommodation is problematic for employers. Strong biases exist against those with mental impairment. Tenure The issue of the impact of job seniority on job performance has been subject to misconceptions and speculations. Religion Although employees are protected by U.S. federal law regarding their religion, it is still an issue in the workplace. Sexual orientation Federal law does not protect employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Gender identity Often referred to as transgender employees, this topic encompasses those individuals who change genders. Q -3. Stereotypes and how they function in organizational settings Discrimination is to note a difference between things. Unfair discrimination is assuming stereotypes about groups and refusing to recognize individual differences Q -4. Define intellectual ability and demonstrate its relevance to OB Ans. Ability is an individuals current capacity to perform various tasks in a job Two types Intellectual abilities Physical abilities Intellectual abilities are abilities needed to perform mental activitiesthinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Most societies place a…
30 January 2013
Diversity in America
Never before in history has a society been as diverse as the U.S. is today. Never before have so many different people, beliefs and values been integrated into a single culture. Some say that America is actually less diverse than it was a century ago.
The main reason America is less diverse today than it was at the turn of the century is because of all the crisscrossing that has occurred in the intervening generations…
(HR) disciplines, I chose to focus on the discipline of diversity. For the most part, diversity deals with what makes an individual unique. This could relate to race, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, family status and many more categories to choose from. It also deals with how the organization or company uses these qualities to support itself and the objectives. It has been proven through studies that the companies with great diversity end to do better. This is because they have a broader sense…
What is workplace diversity?
Workplace diversity builds on the principles of equal employment opportunity to include inherent differences such as gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural/linguistic background, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, intellectual and/or physical ability. Diversity also refers to other ways in which people are different, such as life experience, socio-economic or educational background, personality, marital status, religious beliefs and family responsibilities. Managing…
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By Shaurya Kumar Gautam and Anthony Ekwe
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Education has become accessible all around the
The term ‘Diversity’ refers to the different ways in
which individuals are different from one another in
various aspects like cultural practices, beliefs, etc.
Over the years diversity has become a broader
topic, new characteristics being…
Diversity is defined as variety; especially the inclusion of different types of people in a group or organization, according to Merriam Webster. Our society and more significantly, our classrooms are filled with a diverse group of people. This project provided opportunities to consider the many different ways that people are diverse and then a chance to gain some insight into one of those groups. While I chose bi-racial couples, it gave me an opportunity to see some of the challenges…
stratification challenges (Hill & Jones, 2012). The franchising program has ensured an increasing number of employee workforces that McDonald has a statutory responsibility to oversee their management. This is the main reason why McDonald’s Global Chief Diversity Officer Ms. Pat Harris found it necessary to propose an initiative within the Human Resource Department that is defined by a cultural information network (Hauser, 2013). The network is both physical and virtual with the ultimate goal of encouraging…
Diversity is what we chose to analyze based on desire to understand an inclusive environment and be able to incorporate this into our daily living. This essay will describe Religion, Political, and Socio-economic status. The different religion beliefs. Also the different political parties that affect society. Along with the socio-economic status of people today. I hope by the end of this essay people will understand the diversity we live in.
Religion beliefs with different religions in the world…
September 17, 2012
Definition of Diversity
The word diversity mean so many things and differently to people. For me diversity means much more like a race and a place that full of different ethnicity or mixing culture. Diversity mostly happens in the school, especially during the college years. People all across the globe wants to go to a good university try to pursue their education. When it comes to the school with multiple cultural, people have a better chance to understand…
To me, diversity is when a population contains different qualities within. People of different races, sex, sexuality, political views, style, religion, and age are all factors of diversity. Diversity can be scary to some but I believe it is an essential part of everyday life.
When there is diversity, different point of views come together and form a better understanding on topics by looking at it in several point of views instead of just one. Different point of views is important…
DEFINING DIVERSITY: THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY by Camille Kapoor
1. INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS DIVERSITY?
The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences…