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Unformatted text preview: 12-05-07: Managing a Diverse Workforce and a Diverse Workplace • Tables o Service sector strongest growth o Construction will grow but at a slower pace o Manufacturing will decrease o Projected jobs increasing faster that projected labor force Diversity characteristics o Primary Sex Age Religion o Secondary Income Marital status Geographical location Religious beliefs Managing diversity o Recognizing and accepting differences as well as valuing the unique… Benefits of diversity o Increased creativity o Address legal concerns o Improve competitive strategies Problems o Facts and numbers don’t tell the true story Have diversity training People have faced inequity on the job Hate crimes have increased Reality vs policy • Kodak Misconduct is higher than enron days Barriers to diversity o Organization Policies Leadership Corporate culture o Individual Stereotypes Lack of skills Awareness and understanding Isolation o Listen • • • • • Intent to understand/respond Or preconceptions of stereotypes affect listening skills • Chris video ...
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