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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
and As markets become progressively more global, companies
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
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
Ensure Diverse Representation
Implement Broad Education Programs
Include Diversity in the Planning Process
Hold Employees Accountable
Measure Success Warnings
Diversity strategies require sturdy top management
support Jayne & Dipboye (2004), “Leveraging Diversity to Improve Business
Performance”, Human Resource Management, 43(4)
Performance”, Diversity increases coordination costs Richard (2000), “Racial Diversity, Business Strategy and Firm
Performance”, Academy of Management Journal, 43(2)
Performance”, Diversity in conditions of high internal competition is
damaging Kochan et al (2003), “The Effects of Diversity on Business
Performance”, Human Resource Management, 42(1)
Performance”, Take Aways
Dealing with potential and actual employee
diversity is a major area of continued work within
HR units currently.
While continuous emphasis on minimizing age,
race, gender, and disability discrimination
remains, the focus in on integrating differences
as an advantage;
Building the diverse workplace is an strategic
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2013 for the course AEM 1200 taught by Professor Perez,p.d. during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '06