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Unformatted text preview: nizations are adopting diversity as part of their corporate strategy in order
to improve their competitiveness in global markets. Another study found that organizations with more gender-diverse management teams have superior financial performance.22
At IBM, diversity is embedded in the overall strategy, business goals, and policies toward employees and the company is now regarded as a leader in workplace
diversity. At IBM Canada, 26 percent of those in senior leadership positions are held
by women, and one-third of employees are women23 The Bank of Montreal also
believes that building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities and individuals it serves and giving all employees equal opportunities to reach their career
goals is its greatest competitive advantage. Stereotypes and Workforce Diversity
If there is a single concept that serves as a barrier to valuing diversity, it is the stereotype. Let us examine several workplace stereotypes and their consequences.
Common workplace stereotypes are based on gender, age, race, and ethnici...
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