Experiential activities help students understand workplace diversityThis book shows readers how to create an inclusive work environment and culture that can value and leverage the contributions of all members, regardless of personal characteristics that are not pertinent to the job. To achieve this, the book provides a comprehensive set of learning activities that address issues related to workplace diversity.  Drawing on a variety of work settings, including both business and not-for-profit organizations, Managing a Diverse Workforce, Third Edition will be an invaluable asset for human resource development courses in departments of management, public administration, and human services. It is a perfect companion to core texts on workforce diversity, including Gary Powell's Women and Men in Management, Fourth Edition (SAGE).

Designer Decorations

Designer decorations
Purpose:To examine behaviors that contribute to leader effectiveness in
  • Directing a team of subordinates working on a task.
  • Representing a group competing for scarce organizational resources.
  • Making decisions about how to allocate scarce organizational resources.
  • Serving as a role model and inspirational force for the entire organization.
Preparation:Bring old newspapers, magazines, and art supplies to the class
Time:2 to 2½ hours over one or two class sessions


Managers or leaders (the terms are used interchangeably) influence the actions of their subordinates through the leadership style they adopt. Leadership style may be characterized in several ways. Task style, which focuses on task accomplishment, refers to the extent to which the manager initiates and organizes work activity and defines the way work is to be done. For ...

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