Ch 10: Workforce Diversity

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons, and learn about the different aspects of workforce diversity, including diversity based on culture, gender, age and disability. These lessons are just a portion of our course materials.

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:

  • Cultural
  • Gender
  • Age
  • 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.

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