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).

Managing from a Distance

Managing from a distance
  • To explore the benefits, costs, and challenges of telecommuting to both employees and employers.
  • To examine how biases may influence management decisions relating to telecommuting.
  • To explore the challenges faced by management in deciding which employees will be granted the opportunity to telecommute.
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Time:60 to 75 minutes


Telecommuting, being paid to do some or all of one's work away from the work site, is an increasingly popular type of work arrangement as more work becomes virtual. Telecommuting is most common for managerial and professional employees. It gives employees flexibility in the location and timing of work by allowing them to work out of a virtual office. Telecommuters report that working at home increases their productivity by reducing ...

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