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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 4: Diversity, Power, and Mentorship in Organizations: A Cultural, Structural, and Behavioral Perspective
Diversity, Power, and Mentorship in Organizations: A Cultural, Structural, and Behavioral Perspective
Theory on diversity in organizations can best be described as being in an early stage of theory construction. There have been few theoretical linkages between diversity and other established fields. There has been some discussion of the relationship between diversity and power (see, e.g., Cox, 1993; Nkomo, 1992), and mentorship has been proposed as a method for attaining diversity (Cox, 1993; Davis & Rodela, 1992; Redmond, 1990; D. Thomas, 1990). Yet, power and mentoring may be viewed as both determinants and outcomes of effective management of diversity in organizations.
The purpose of this chapter therefore is to examine the relationships among diversity, ...