The Challenges and Opportunities in Developing an Organizational Approach to Managing Workforce Diversity

French, Erica L., Strachan, Glenda, & Burgess, John (2013) The Challenges and Opportunities in Developing an Organizational Approach to Managing Workforce Diversity. In Paludi, Michele A. (Ed.) Psychology for Business Success. Praeger Publishers, Oxford, pp. 1-22.

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Abstract

For the past two decades the concept of managing individual difference in the workforce has been popular in many Western organizations, with calls to manage this "diversity" for the greater good of the organization and the\ individuals in it. Paradoxically, there is no agreed definition for this concept, and its description remains unclear and often contested (Jensen, Maznevski & Schneider 2011). Indeed, a range of terms is used, including diversity: diversity at work, managing diversity, diversity management, workplace diversity, productive diversity, and so forth. The foundation of the concept of managing diversity is the idea that an organization's workforce displays a range of “diverse” characteristics. The characteristics that are included under the heading Of "diversity" vary.

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ID Code: 63466
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Organizational Approach, Managing Workforce Diversity
ISBN: 9780313398049
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2013 23:14
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 15:01

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