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Running Head: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: GOOGLE GENDER DIVERSITY ISSUES Executive Summary: Google Gender Diversity IssuesKathleen Dudek, William Archibald, Sinisha BatanjskiWayne State University
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Running Head: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: GOOGLE GENDER DIVERSITY ISSUES Executive Summary: Google Gender Diversity Issues“A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.” ― (Nazarian, 2016) Since inception, Google has been lauded as an industry leader in innovation. The great success that Google has experienced does not prevent it from experiencing some of theorganizational issues that many companies are exposed to on a daily basis across the world. Google is one of the most paramount businesses in the world today, nevertheless, Google shares an organizational concern with a majority of the world’s technology innovators. Google workplaces suffer from a lack of gender diversity. This summary will take you through describing the actual problem that Google is having regarding their lack of gender diversity, the causes of the problem, and what Google has done so far to solve their issues and close the large gap between men and women employed within their corporation as a whole. The Problem: Gender Diversity at GoogleThe technical industry has had a stigma attached to itself for a long time that it was strictly a man’s field. It has been believed that men were the only ones interested in a career that involved any sort of curriculum based on the idea of four specific areas — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. With this sort of strong cultural idea based around different areas that anyone could be apart of, obviously it has lead to certain issues within all organizations.Recently, Google has put time and effort into realizing why the technology department, and overall the company, has a strong representation of men, but does not have a thriving and strong female employee base. A Business Insider article by Feloni (2015) wrote that, Google admitted that they were personally miles from where they wanted to be, and honestly that is definitely the first step of solving any problem- realizing that there definitely is an issue. But why exactly did they care? Diversity within an organization brings a different perspective to the numerous amount ofissues a large organization like Google handles day in and day out. A company that can relate well to everyone they serve will give them the competitive advantage to excel in today’s global economy where everything is in constant change, and constant competition. When the employees of an organization better represent their users and desired users, they will create their products and design more effectively for all groups.

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