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Diversity in the Workplace

How has the definition of diversity changed over time? Can a diverse workforce help a company compete more...

Please note: The post contains numerous questions. The eNotes Homework Help policy allows for one question per post. This answer primarily addresses the second and third questions. Diversity and...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2020 6:43 am UTC

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Why has workforce diversity become an important issue in management?

Diversity and inclusion in the workforce have become much more prominent areas of discussion in recent years. Prior to roughly the 1980s, the majority of the US workforce, especially the salaried...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2019 7:25 pm UTC

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What are some ethical reasons for the active pursuit of diversity?

I had to pare down the original question because of the one question requirement. I think that some of the ethical reasons for the active pursuit of diversity reside in the desire to eliminate...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2012 1:14 pm UTC

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Can you suggest practical ways to develop workplaces undivided by gender and race ethnicity?

Regardless of the workplace, every person who works for an organization is an essential part of it. After all, an organization is the combination of all of its smaller parts, together. This...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2012 9:18 pm UTC

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What are the pros and cons of minorities in the workplace?

In a sense, the best answer to this is that the main “pro” of having “minorities in the workplace” is that some members of minority groups work hard and do their jobs well. They are beneficial to...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2013 10:44 pm UTC

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Describe how greater diversity of workers has been impacting organizations.

Diversity has had a positive impact on many organizations. A diverse workforce is one that can better relate to customers and other stakeholders in a globalized world. In retail, especially, a...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2019 6:45 am UTC

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"Women and minorities require more career attention than do white males." Do you agree or disagree with the...

I agree with this statement to some degree, but I would qualify that agreement. It is true, I think, that women and minorities need more career attention than white males. However, it is not...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2013 7:33 pm UTC

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Should company culture stress the need for diversity?

A firm’s corporate culture should stress working well with diversity in the workplace. However, one point of view says it should not stress getting that diversity to happen in the first place....

Latest answer posted February 18, 2013 5:40 am UTC

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Why is workforce diversity valuable in today's health organizations?

There are at least two reasons why this is so. First, our society today is a much more diverse place. Because of this, the talented people in our society today are no longer as homogeneous as they...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2013 9:56 pm UTC

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What argument can be made to say that workforce diversity should not be as important as it has become?

This is a very difficult argument to make. Workplace diversity is clearly important both on an ethical level and on an economic level. A firm that ignores diversity is likely to lose potential...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2013 10:17 pm UTC

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Can you contrast the dynamics between dominant cultures and subcultures in the workplace?

The dominant culture often sets the standards of what are considered "normal" behaviours or practices in the workplace, and people from various subcultures are often underestimated, not because...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2012 6:20 am UTC

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What are some ways for a company like Macy's to deal with conflicts that arise from their diversity program?

Dealing with such conflicts may not always be possible. Diversity programs can create conflicts for a variety of reasons. Any program that is explicitly aimed at increasing the numbers of certain...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2013 10:42 pm UTC

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Should corporations and government agencies offer diversity training?

There are, of course, arguments for both sides of this question. There are at least two main arguments in favor of diversity training. First, diversity training is, arguably, the right thing to do...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2013 9:03 pm UTC

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Working with people of different cultures How can the concept of Working with people from Different Cultures be...

I worked in South Africa at one time for a year. It was very difficult getting used to the great reduction in what is called personal space. In America, personal space is said to be about two feet...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2013 7:41 pm UTC

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Why should diversity be important to a company like Macy's?

There are two main reasons why diversity would be important to a company like Macy’s. One has to do with the firm’s internal efficiency and the other has to do with its public image and customer...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2013 10:23 pm UTC

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