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Running Head: WORKPLACE DIVERSITY

Workplace Diversity

Eastern Kentucky University, FSE320

Abstract

Diversity is a one word definition of the population throughout the world today. Times have changed most people just have not realized it yet. As we progressively become more and more diverse in all aspects of life, people need to accept diversity and understand that things aren’t going to go back to the way they used to be. For people to accept change it is going to have to start at the top from the managerial positions throughout.

Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, challenges, and the Required Managerial Tools.

University of Florida IFAS Extension. 23 May 2008. Diversity in the workplace: Benefits, Challenges, and the Required Managerial Tools. July 2002

This article was written by Kelli A. Green, graduate student; Mayra Lopez, graduate student; Allen Wysocki, Assistant Professor, and Karl Kepner, Distinguished Professor; All four individual respresent the Institute of food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The purpose of this article is to inform managers of the need to effectively manage diverse workforce populations (Green, Lopez, Wysocki, and Kepner).

Diversity is a one word definition of the population throughout the world today. How we choose to recognize and accept the change as supervisors will dramatically effect how our workplace will accept the change. The article above is very direct in stating the importance of people in the managerial hierarchy accepting change. I agree with the article to some extent. The article says diversity is important in all businesses, I agree with that, but I also believe we should hire the most qualified person for the job. It might take a little bit longer to make a company more diverse, but it will be much better in the long run. Civil service is a prime example of what I am getting at. The quality of...
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