Assignment On Diversity Management

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This assignment is set up into two parts. The first part will be the theoretical part, where we will be discussing the concept of the chosen topic, Diversity Management. We as a group will collect definitions from various sources in order to get a broader understanding of Diversity Management. Thereafter we will look at the analytical part of Diversity Management. We will then elaborate on a case study of our choice in order for us to illustrate the concept of Diversity Management. We will link the two parts of theoretical and analytical so that there is an understanding of how Diversity Management plays a role in the everyday lives and how it is applied. After that we will end off by summarizing what we have researched on Diversity
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Successful strategies link diversity progress directly to business results. (www.diversityinc.com/diversity-management)
Diversity in the workplace means bringing together people of different ethnic backgrounds, religions and age groups into a cohesive and productive unit. Advances in communication technology, such as the Internet and cellular phones, have made the marketplace a more global concept. In order to survive, a company needs to be able to manage and utilize its diverse workplace effectively. Managing diversity in the workplace should be a part of the culture of the entire organization
As a group we discussed diversity management and realized that the world is a big place and there will always be diversity. We understand that each individual is unique and recognize our individual difference. As a group we will be focusing on age, gender and race. Why its important to manage these diversities, what will happen if they aren't managed and how these applied in the workplace and
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Employers have been forced (by law) to speed up the hiring of a more diverse workforce and to remove the barriers to employment progress for previously disadvantaged groups. However, changing the numbers has not been enough.
However the SAPS have to deal with the issue of figuring out how to effectively work together. This is their bigger challenge and education about differences has been introduced.
Heeding the law is compulsory, which focuses on diversity training and interpersonal learning, is still perhaps viewed as an optional extra frequently not tied to the business, and often not as effective as newly ‘affirmed’ leadership intends. While there are a few success stories (like SA Breweries), there were many cases in which participants either do not know why they are there or are not able to apply what they had learned back on the job because their corporate culture does not reinforce components of the education they

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