Managing a Diverse Workforce: Learning Activities
This text provides a complete and comprehensive set of learning activities that address issues related to workplace diversity. Participation in these exercises leads to a greater appreciation of the wide range of issues that arise when people classify themselves or are classified by others as members of different groups, on whatever basis. Over half of the 30 learning activities are new to this second edition. Learning activities have several noteworthy features They explore the impact of diversity on the basis of numerous personal characteristics, including gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, national culture, religion, socioeconomic status, education, appearance, weight, marital status, and parental status. They address pre-organizational and organizational entry issues as well as issues that arise in the workplace. They examine issues pertaining to individuals' work and personal lives and to society as a whole. They consider what it is like to manage, be managed by, and work with diverse others as peers. They offer powerful learning experiences that involve individuals, groups, and entire classes or training programs. They offer different types of learning experiences, including diagnostic instruments, role plays, and simulations. They draw upon many types of work settings, including both business and not-for-profit organizations. Guidance for instructors on how to conduct the various activities, including masters for handouts, is provided in a separate instructor's manual. This textbook is intended for use in both academic courses and corporate training programs on managing diversity and provides background information and instructions for participants for each learning activity.
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60 minutes INTRODUCTION Academy of Management activities affirmative action applicants assigned Author’s Note Award background sheet Bob Kelly candidates client communicate Consulting Analyst Wanted corporate coworkers culture Diane dimensions of diversity disabilities discussion based Diversity Incidents electronically Elizabeth/Robert employees employment ethnicity examine exercise was prepared experience feel following questions gender Hank Roberts Harley-Davidson Harold Jones hire Hispanics Indianapolis Plant individuals influence instructor will select interview issues Jack and Diane labor force Laura leader leadership members of different mental illness nontraditional nurse occupations organizational organizations outcome discrimination Participate PBC’s performance Powell Precision Bicycle Components prior class Prior to class PROCEDURE programs Purpose race racial Ramon Ramos rankings recruiter responses review panels sex segregation sexual harassment sexual orientation situation skills skinny skit social stereotypes task team members team’s Thousand Oaks University of Connecticut virtual teams White women workplace WORKSHEET