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Spring 2011 Kaumudi Misra Preparation for Class on January 26, 2011 CHAPTER 2: Diversity in Organizations Why is it important to study Diversity in Organizations? What are some of the forms of diversity that exist in organizations? Describe the two major forms of workforce diversity. Define the key “biographical characteristics” and describe how each of them is relevant to OB. Contrast the two types of ability. Define intellectual ability and demonstrate its relevance to OB.
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Unformatted text preview: • How can organizations manage diversity effectively? Why is it important to do this? o Different cultures will use different frameworks for handling diversity. Think about this: 1. How do we connect individual-level variables like “biographical characteristics” to impact an organization as a whole? 2. In today’s globalized economy where the world is moving towards one platform, do we still have different ‘cultures’ handling ‘diversity’ within organizations? How does this play out?...
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