Assignment - 1 WHY DIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT:The current or...

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WHY DIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT:- The current or projected racial and ethnic mix of pediatricians does not approach the degree of diversity in the pediatric population. The population of medical students and residents is also characterized by insufficient representation of the racial and ethnic groups. During the next 25 years, the disparities between the racial and ethnic mix of the pediatric (PEDIATRICS Vol. 105 No. 1 January 2000) What Is Diversity ? There is more to diversity than gender and race differences. There are three major dimensions of diversity: internal, external and organizational. Each dimension has characteristics that help one identify with individuals in different ways. The characteristics that make up each dimension are as follows: Internal dimension— These characteristics are genetically chosen. Age. Gender. Sexual orientation. Physical ability. Ethnicity. Race. External dimension These characteristics influence our lives and our value systems, and contribute to the development of our Personalities. Geographic location. Income. Personal habits. Recreational habits. Religion. Educational background. Work experience. Appearance. Parental status. Marital status. Organizational dimension These characteristics affect our experiences and work status, and create inferior and superior cultures and attitudes. • Functional level/classification. • Work content/field. • Division/department/unit/group. • Seniority. • Work location. • Union affiliation. • Management status. Workforce diversity Created by “NAJAF MAQBOOL” 1
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Diversity is not limited to the obvious characteristics of gender and race. Many different traits characterize an individual. The diversity wheel shown below represents those traits in terms of four layers of diversity. Each layer identifies a different dimension that defines who we are. No single element carries more weight than another. The combination of these elements gives each person a unique personality. The combination of personality and internal, external and organizational dimensions makes people distinctive from each other. As employees get to know others within an organization, they notice what makes each person unique. Workforce diversity Created by “NAJAF MAQBOOL” 2
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The Four Layers of Diversity * 1113 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302 (Reprinted with permission ) Workforce diversity Created by “NAJAF MAQBOOL” 3
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  Workforce diversity:- Diversity encompasses the characteristics and uniqueness of each individual, how we relate to each other, the decisions. We make and the challenges we face. Diversity is about Understanding who we are as individuals, with all our Similarities and differences A diverse work force consists of people who look different and have different life experiences. Although diversity has often been understood as the gender and racial makeup of a company’s workforce, it actually goes beyond that narrow range to include such factors as age,
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