What is a Good Resource?
A good resource can be defined by three major characteristics. Primarily, the resource must be relative to the subject. In order for the resource to provide information on the subject, the data obtained must relate to the subject and provide valuable insight for the paper. Another important attribute for a good resource is the value of credibility. The researcher must ensure the resource is valid and contains reliable information, as it will determine the outcome of the project. The third major point relates to the timeliness of the resource. The information obtained must be relatively current in order to ensure the resource is still viable and consistent with the timing of the project. Dated material can significantly change the direction and outcome of any project.
Sonnenschein, W. (1997). The diversity toolkit. Contemporary Books.
This book, obtained from Ana Filgueira’s employer, contains a wealth of information related to diversity in the workplace and provides insight about the issues and benefits regarding today’s culturally diverse workforce. Several case studies and articles discuss various diverse situations. They include topics defining diversity, current issues, and communication techniques. One of the most valuable discusses current issues in the workplace and provides suggestions for improving communications and teamwork in the workplace. One chapter is devoted to effective communication while another covers diversity and team building.
Orlando, R. (March, 1999). Human resource diversity. The Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business. Vol.35, Issue 1, pg. 11. Retrieved April 19, 2006 from Opposing Viewpoints.
This article discusses recent trends in hiring and the affects of diversity in the workplace. It defines three overall types of business organizations; those with low diversity, those with high diversity, and those that have found a solid balance in the diversity of their employees. The balanced...