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The changing demography of the workforce presents challenges and opportunities to individuals and to the organizations of which they are a part. This volume examines how diversity in organizations affords benefits such as a broader talent pool, but at the same time can lead to tension, misunderstanding and, at times, outright hostility.
Chapter 1: A Theoretical Framework for the Study of Diversity
A Theoretical Framework for the Study of Diversity
The future workplace, worldwide, will become increasingly more diverse, and this will be especially true in the economically most developed countries. The reasons are many.
Demographically, the populations of the developed countries are reaching a plateau (Ingelhart, 1990), while those of the developing countries are increasing. Thus migration from the developing to the developed areas of the world is likely to accelerate. This hydraulic model of population change suggests that the developed will accept those from the less developed so as to have services that only those from the poor parts of the world are willing to perform, and those from dense regions will move to the less dense to ...