Managing Employee Diversity. Diversity. It describes a wide spectrum differences between people. Groups of individuals share characteristics that distinguish them from other groups. The differences between groups are smaller than the differences within groups.
Melting Pot Theory
Salad Bowl Theory
newly arrived immigrants do not lose the unique aspects of their cultures- they retain them.
accounts for the retention of the "something-American" hyphenation when identifying cultural identity
Better market access
Better Team Performance
Improved International Competition
Multiple points of view
Pressure towards homogenization
Confusing diversity with Affirmative Action
Interpersonal Conflict and TensionThe Faces of Diversity
Question to improve diversity:
“Diversity is not likely to become part of management and employee priorities without real accountability for specific objectives.”