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).

Puzzled Perceptions

Puzzled perceptions
  • To examine how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to employment settings.
  • To encourage participants to examine their perceptions of people with disabilities.
  • To examine behavioral dynamics that occur when a disabled employee joins a work team.
Time:60 to 75 minutes


People with disabilities represent the largest minority group in the United States, and the only one that people can join at any time. Approximately one in six Americans suffers from a disability. Disabilities are generally classified as either visual, auditory, mobility, or cognitive impairments, with the degree of impairment ranging from severely impaired and unable to function without close maintenance to able to function successfully in the workplace with modification of the job, equipment, or work environment. Two-thirds of adults with disabilities ...

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