man paper feb 9th

man paper feb 9th - Brittney Acevedo Diversity refers to...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Brittney Acevedo Diversity refers to the ways in which people are similar or different from each other. It may be defined by any characteristic that varies within a particular work unit such as gender, race, age, education, tenure, or functional background. What is the business case for diversity? Having a diverse workforce and managing it effectively have the potential to bring about a number of benefits to organizations. An important potential benefit of having a diverse workforce is the ability to make higher quality decisions. In a diverse work team, people will have different opinions and perspectives. Companies doing a particularly bad job in diversity management face costly litigations. When an employee or a group of employees feel that the company is violating EEOC laws, they may file a complaint. The EEOC acts as a mediator between the company and the person, and the company may choose to settle the case outside the court. As a result of all these potential benefits, companies that manage diversity more effectively tend to outperform others. The similarity-attraction phenomenon may explain some of the potentially unfair treatment based on demographic traits. Demographic traits are part of what makes up surface-level diversity. Surface-level diversity includes traits that are highly visible to us and those around us, such as race, gender, and age. Researchers believe that people pay attention
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course MGMT 12 taught by Professor Jalajas during the Spring '11 term at Long Island U..

Page1 / 3

man paper feb 9th - Brittney Acevedo Diversity refers to...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online