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Diversity Definition – 4 layers Organizational dimensions – management status, tenure, location, department, classification External dimensions – income, religion, marital status, education, appearance, habits Internal dimensions – age, gender, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity Personality – combination of stable physical and mental characteristics that give the individual his identity Diversity as Strategy Paradigm shifts – diversity is essential to an organization Organizational change processes Leadership support – IBM says “if you don’t get it, you better get it” Employees as partners – engage all workers fully Integrate diversity with management practices – developing a high talent applicant pool early to lock in employees of diverse backgrounds Link diversity with business ideals – reaching out to suppliers and customers of diverse backgrounds A tale of O Identify a time you felt different How were you treated The impact of difference
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course MGT 291 taught by Professor Maryj.squance during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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