BUS*2090 Lecture Notes
January 24 2013
Refers to differences among recruits and employees in all characteristics (gender, race, age, religion etc.
Surface level diversity: gender, race etc.
Deep level diversity: different values, beliefs etc.
Stereotypes & workforce diversity
A major barrier
Tend to generalize about people
Common stereotypes are based on gender, age race & ethnicity
Racial & Ethnic Stereotypes
Career tracking based on racial or ethnic stereotyping is common
Organizations are reflections of the environments of which they are part of
More the society respects diversity the more the organization will
Racial stereotypes are persistent, usually negative & often contradictory
Women are severely underrepresented in managerial & admin jobs
Women hold only 14.4% of corporate officer positions
Stereotypes of women don't match well w/ stereotypes of business people or managers
Often have perception older people are less productive
Actually no difference in performance of older & younger employees