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Unformatted text preview: to include beliefs, skills and talents, life experiences, thought processes, and working styles. experiences, Increasing Globalization Affects Employees, Sales Increasing and Approaches and As markets become progressively more global, companies As around the world recognize the need to hire a diverse workforce and understand the needs of diverse consumers. and Women Might Be "Opting Out" Whether voluntarily or because of unsupportive company Whether cultures, there is growing evidence to suggest that professional women are leaving large companies, either to become full-time mothers or to start entrepreneurial ventures of their own. Implementation Steps Define Diversity Broadly and Inclusively Make Diversity a Corporate Value Link Diversity to Company Strategy Balance Global and Local Needs Communicate Ensure Diverse Representation Implement Broad Education Programs Include Diversity in the Planning Process Hold Employees Accountable Involve Employees Measure Success Warnings Warnings Diversity strategies require sturdy top management Diversity support support Jayne & Dipboye (2004), “Leveraging Diversity to Improve Business Jayne Performance”, Human Resource Management, 43(4) Performance”, Diversity increases coordination costs Richard (2000), “Racial Diversity, Business Strategy and Firm Richard Performance”, Academy of Management Journal, 43(2) Performance”, Diversity in conditions of high internal competition is Diversity damaging damaging Kochan et al (2003), “The Effects of Diversity on Business Kochan Performance”, Human Resource Management, 42(1) Performance”, Take Aways Take Dealing with potential and actual employee Dealing diversity is a major area of continued work within HR units currently. HR While continuous emphasis on minimizing age, While race, gender, and disability discrimination remains, the focus in on integrating differences as an advantage; as Building the diverse workplace is an strategic Building activity… activity…...
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