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).

The Inclusive Workplace

The inclusive workplace
  • To consider the merits of an inclusive workplace culture.
  • To explore how individuals and groups experience an inclusive culture.
  • To identify factors—individual, interpersonal, group, intergroup, organizational, and societal—that create and foster an inclusive culture.
Time:60 to 75 minutes


Finally, organizations benefit when they promote inclusion of employees from all groups in the organizational culture. The focus of promoting inclusion is on the nature or quality of work relationships between employees who belong to different groups. There are no laws that say that organizations ought to provide a work environment in which members of all groups feel comfortable and accepted. Organizations may engage in this kind of action if they see some advantage to doing so.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This exercise was prepared by ...

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