Business Case Study: Diversity at Hewlett-Packard


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When a company has employees from different religions, races, genders, and backgrounds, it has what type of workforce?

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1. If a manager tends to visit employees in their offices to see how everything is going, the manager is following which model?

2. Hewlett-Packard formalized its culture of having an open and trusting relationship between management and employees by calling it _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the HP Way? What practice do HP managers engage in that may separate them from managers in other companies? This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to check your knowledge of these types of facts relating to HP's business practices and attention to workplace diversity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can fully assess your knowledge of this topic by answering questions about:

  • What term is used to describe a workforce comprised of employees from different backgrounds
  • A management model that involves managers visiting and interacting with employees
  • What the HP Way involves
  • HP's organizational values
  • Elements of HP's diversity program

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the HP Way
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding HP's diversity program
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about HP's organizational values and management style

Additional Learning

A more detailed overview of HP's company values and style are found in the lesson Business Case Study: Diversity at Hewlett-Packard. This lesson offers:

  • An overview of how Hewlett-Packard was founded and its growth
  • An explanation of a management style that HP adopted from the start and still employs today
  • A definition of how a company has a diverse workforce
  • A list of the company's organizational values and aspects of its diversity program as components of the HP Way
  • Information about HP's inclusion model