Amity School of BusinessBBA, SEMESTER IIIINDIVIDUAL, SOCIETY AND NATIONDivya Goel
Defining Diversity Affirmation Action and Managing Diversity Increasing Diversity in Work Force Barriers and Challenges in Managing Diversity Contents of Module 2: Managing Diversity
Definition • Diversity is the qualities that make individuals different from or similar to others, such as personal history, gender, race, sexual preference, abilities and disabilities, religion, class, professional, and educational background, etc.
Dimensions of Diversity Secondary Dimensions Primary Dimensions Inborn difference - Have an impact throughout one’s life Secondary DimensionsAcquired or changed throughout one’s lifetime Have less impact – still impact self definition Education Marital Status Religious Beliefs Primary Dimensions Age Ethnicity Gender Military Experience Parental Status Person Sexual Orientation Physical Ability Race Geographic Location Work Background Income
Need for managing diversity • Creating working cultures and practices-that recognizes ,respects, harnesses values and celebrates individual differences for benefit of the organization and individual.
Diversity as an Asset • Stimulates creativity • Facilitates problem solving • Greater system flexibility
To Manage Diversity… • Create an inclusive environment • Communicate commitment to all staff • Involve all when designing the program • Avoid stereotyping • Promote diversity in managerial and leading positions. • Building a corporate culture that values diversity • Changing structures, policies, and systems to support diversity • Providing diversity awareness training • Provide an atmosphere of openness. • Never dissuade employees from voicing their opinions and ideas.