What are the concepts of diversity?
The concepts of diversity focus on Race, Culture and Ethnicity. The main focus was on women and minorities in the past, now the term diversity has now been broadened to include people with disabilities, older and younger workers, sexual minorities, people of different religions, weight and appearance, and other non-dominant groups.
How We Tend to Categorize People
|Worker Characteristics |Personal Characteristics |Traditional Differences Characteristics |
|Seniority |Sexual orientation |Race |
|Position |Physical status |Gender |
|Experience |Ethnic background |Age |
|Union or Non-union |Religious background | |
|Salaried or Exempt |Associations | |
|Education |Socioeconomic status | |
|Training |Place of birth | |
| |Cultural background | |
| |Experiences | |
| |Marital status | |
Six areas Cox and Blake proposed as reasons for valuing diversity.
Cox and Blake argue that valued workplace diversity can create a competitive advantage in the areas of...