In this week’s Discussion, you explored challenges related to workplace diversity, such as gender inequality, negative stereotypes, and discrimination. In this Application, you will expand on your exploration of this topic by also considering benefits of workplace diversity and best practices for helping organizations embrace diversity and promote multiculturalism.
- Read this week’s Learning Resources. Pay particular attention to the benefits and challenges related to workforce diversity. Also consider the strategies and best practices that I/O practitioners can implement to help organizations embrace diversity and promote multiculturalism.
- Identify two benefits and two challenges related to workplace diversity.
- Think about specific strategies and best practices you would use to address the challenges you identified and help organizations embrace diversity and promote multiculturalism.
By Day 7 of Week 11
Submit a 3–4-page paper that addresses the following questions. Your paper should follow APA style, be double-spaced with one-inch margins, and include a title page and reference list.
- Explain at least two benefits and two challenges related to workforce diversity. Be sure that the challenges are different from the one that you addressed in this week’s Discussion
- Describe strategies that an I/O practitioner could use to address the challenges and why each strategy would be effective. Be sure to use evidence from the literature to support your points.
- If you were hired as a Change Management consultant, explain how you would help an organization embrace diversity and promote multiculturalism. Include at least three best practices that you would suggest.