Diversity Literature Review
During the past 20 years, diversity has become a compelling interest to organizations for many reasons. Among the most significant are equity and fairness, the need to grow globally, rather than locally, and increase employee satisfaction and productivity. However, the struggle to encompass the different aspects of diversity continues to stymie decision-makers. For this 1200-1500 word literature review on diversity, consider the following questions:
- How has diversity been defined, past, present, and projected into the future?
- When scholars and practitioners speak of diversity, what groups are usually included, and which are excluded?
- What are the connections between diversity and access, diversity and discrimination?
- Include recommendations for future research.
Note: a literature review is a summary and synthesis of research other people have written, as opposed to your views or argument. Use a minimum of six sources, in addition to the course textbooks.
Harvey, C. P., & Allard, M. J. (2015). Understanding and managing diversity: Readings, cases and exercises (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Jones, J. M., Dovidio, J. F., & Vietze, D. L. (2014). The psychology of diversity: Beyond prejudice and racism. John Wiley & Sons.