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Primary Types of Diversity.

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Running head: DIVERSITY Diversity Judi Wynn JoyLee Owings Mark Glasgow Shequita Alexander University of Phoenix Word count: 1713 Abstract Everyone is different, everyone is necessary. Each of us possesses a unique and valuable mix of personal qualities and experiences. To be diverse companies need to recognize and respect the value of human differences. Diversity offers different viewpoints and perspectives in concepts, initiatives, decision making, greater innovations and creativity, and a broad pool of qualified employees enabling companies to recruit and retain the best talent out there. Diversity refers to all characteristics which distinguish individuals or groups from one another. It includes distinctions based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran's status, or status with regard to public assistance. Companies must also abide by federal and state laws regarding diversity. There are different types of diversity within an organization as is there driven reasons for implementing and sustaining diversity between legally mandated and stakeholders. Diversity Everyone is different, everyone is necessary. Each of us possesses a unique and valuable mix of personal qualities and experiences. To be diverse companies need to recognize and respect the value of human differences. There are different types of diversity within an organization as is there driven reasons for implementing and sustaining diversity between legally mandated and stakeholders. ...read more.

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Respect for individuals of all types will inspire loyalty in both employees and customers, which will have a direct line of sight to the achievement of business goals. (Diversity, 2007) Legally Mandated There are many different ways that diversity is watched over legally. There are many different groups out there working to protect those in the diversified groups. These groups work very hard to protect each individual involved in these diversified areas. There are some government groups and even local groups that help people dealing with diversity. Affirmative Action what is it? According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2005), Affirmative action, means positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and business from which they have been historically excluded. When those steps involve preferential selection-selection on the basis of race, gender or ethnicity-affirmative action generates intense controversy. The affirmative action was used a lot during the Civil Rights movement and finally The Civil Rights Act finally came about to be followed in the United States. They worked on equal rights for all, women, blacks and other races. The Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA was brought about in the 1990's to help protect those individuals with disabilities. There were so many people who had small disabilities but were not allowed to work anywhere. ...read more.

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Profitability A study by Cedric Herring, a sociology professor at the University of Illinois, found that businesses with greater racial diversity reported higher sales revenues than those with more homogenous workforces. (Management Issues, 2006) This not only suggests that a diverse workforce is socially responsible, but it also broadens the amount of skilled and experienced workers the organization has to choose from. The survey further showed that of the same industry the average sales revenue of organizations with low racial diversity was approximately $3.1 million, compared to $3.9 million for those with medium diversity and $5.7 million for those with high diversity. Higher numbers were also reflected in the number of customers as well as market share for organizations with a diverse workforce. Diversity is a win win situation for everyone involved; when the organization profits so do stakeholders. Conclusion Diversity offers different viewpoints and perspectives in concepts, initiatives, decision making, greater innovations and creativity, and a broad pool of qualified employees enabling companies to recruit and retain the best talent out there. Diversity refers to all characteristics which distinguish individuals or groups from one another. It includes distinctions based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran's status, or status with regard to public assistance. Companies must also abide by federal and state laws regarding diversity. In addition to these laws they also must incorporate stakeholders regarding public image, investor confidence, community action, and profitability. ...read more.

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