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Diversity, the ways in which humans are similar and different, is and always has been a reality in the workplace as well as on campuses. Inclusion, on the other hand, is a choice. How an organization defines diversity forms the basis of its diversity and inclusion process and frames the conversations of leaders and employees, administrators and students. The dimensions of diversity depict those categories of similarity and difference around which there is inclusion and exclusion. Developed by Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe, the model depicting the Four Layers of Diversity illustrates a wide range of differences that affect interactions and organizational operations.

This entry illustrates the dimensions of diversity from a widely used model of various aspects of the diversity construct. With personality at the ...

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