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Ch 15: Diversity at Work

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You can watch the video lessons in this chapter to learn about the main topics related to diversity in the work environment. These lessons will help you understand the different kinds of diversity you might encounter at work as well as issues pertaining to them.

Diversity at Work - Chapter Summary

If you wish to learn about the different issues relating to diversity in work environments, you can watch the video lessons contained in this chapter to study up on key information. Each lesson is dedicated to a different type of diversity or diversity-related issue that is essential for a thorough understanding of this subject as a whole.

You will explore impediments to diversity, and ways in which work environments can become more diverse. The instructors of these lessons will go through all information on these topics point-by-point, so you will feel comfortable with your understanding upon completing the chapter. By watching these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Define diversity as it applies to work environments
  • Identify different kinds of diversity and groups that may be under-represented
  • Recognize challenges to workplace diversity
  • Understand your own perceptions in relation to diversity
  • Implement strategies for improving diversity in your own workplace

The video tags in these lessons will allow you to return to specific points in the videos that contain especially pertinent information in the future. The chapter also offers transcripts of each lesson if you wish to have a hard copy of the information presented. Once you have completed the lessons, make sure that you test your knowledge of some of the topics by taking the chapter's practice quizzes.

13 Lessons in Chapter 15: Diversity at Work
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What is Diversity? - Definition & Meaning

1. What is Diversity? - Definition & Meaning

This lesson defines the word diversity. It also gives examples of both visible and invisible diversity. Some examples of understanding diversity and why it is important are also discussed.

Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics

2. Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics

Biological and demographic characteristics such as age, gender, race and length of tenure are easily acquired through work documents, and these characteristics can help predict how individuals will behave at work.

What is Workforce Diversity? - Definition & Issues

3. What is Workforce Diversity? - Definition & Issues

Workforce diversity is a valuable asset for any business that seeks a competitive advantage in the global economy. Learn about the issues associated with workforce diversity and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

4. Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Cultural diversity is a form of appreciating the differences in individuals. The differences can be based on gender, age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social status. Companies have realized the value in acquiring a diverse workforce.

Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

5. Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Gender diversity deals with equal representation of men and women in the workplace. In this lesson, we will explore trends and issues with gender diversity in the modern workforce.

Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

6. Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Age diversity is the ability to accept all different types of ages within a business environment. Companies have to adjust to an aging population in various ways.

Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

7. Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Everyone has both strengths and limitations, and it is the diversity of these things that makes for a great workplace. In this lesson, we'll examine ability and disability diversity in the workplace, including the ADA and sensitivity training.

Religious Diversity in the Workplace: Definition & Laws

8. Religious Diversity in the Workplace: Definition & Laws

Religion is important to many people. In a perfect world, the workplace would not interfere with religious freedom. However, because the two often intertwine, laws and regulations have been created to protect employees.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: Definition, Laws & Cases

9. Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: Definition, Laws & Cases

In this lesson you will learn about sexual orientation discrimination. We'll also cover the laws that were created to protect individuals based on their sexual orientation as well as court cases surrounding discrimination in the workplace.

Socioeconomic Diversity in the Workplace

10. Socioeconomic Diversity in the Workplace

Successful companies know the benefits of employing a diverse workforce. In this lesson, we will describe what socioeconomic diversity means in the workplace and the responsibility managers have to individuals of all backgrounds.

Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

11. Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

Diversity is all around us and is a huge part of the business climate today. All companies strive for diversity, so they can have a unique perspective and look at issues through the eyes of their employees. This lesson will address diversity in a global setting.

Factors that Influence Perception in the Workplace

12. Factors that Influence Perception in the Workplace

Perception is something that each of us deals with. It has long been said that perception is reality, and in many ways it is. In this lesson we will discuss how factors that influence perception can impact our workplace.

Benefits of Diversity Training in Globalized Business

13. Benefits of Diversity Training in Globalized Business

Organizations are currently more focused on training their staff to understand diversity. In this lesson, we will look at diversity training in global organizations.

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