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Workforce Diversity - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Today if you walk into a business you are likely to see a diverse workforce. You may see women, men and people of different cultures, ages and ethnicities. If you were to have walked into a business a century ago, things would likely have been different. You may have ran into a female cashier at the general store or had a female teacher at school, but in other lines of business, you would have likely seen only white men. Why? The idea of diversity wasn't really something people were concerned with a hundred years ago. White males dominated the workforce. It wasn't until our culture began to change and civil rights movements started that diversity in the workplace became a normal occurrence. In this chapter, the lessons will focus on diversity in the modern workplace and how organizations are able to maintain a diverse workforce. The lessons will cover definitions, trends and examples of the following types of diversity:
- Ability and disability
|Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples||Learn how organizations manage to maintain cultural diversity.|
|Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples||Study how gender diversity is important and the trends associated with it.|
|Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples||Examine the challenges and trends of age diversity in the workplace.|
|Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples||Explore how ability and disability plays a role in diversity in the workforce.|
|Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations||Discover what organizations do to ensure they successfully manage diversity in their contemporary organization.|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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