ERIC Number: ED368592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Developing Diversity in Organizations: A Digest of Selected Literature.
Morrison, Ann M.; Crabtree, Kristen M.
This document consists of a digest containing descriptions and analyses of 85 articles and books that are helpful for organizational leaders, human resource managers, and consultants in developing diversity in an organization. The works cited are organized according to a five step action process derived from research describing practices that organizations can use to foster diversity. The five action steps constitute practical guidelines that managers require to assess an organization's diversity needs, design customized programs, and measure results. These steps are: (1) discover and rediscover diversity problems in the organization; (2) strengthen top management commitment; (3) choose solutions that fit a balanced strategy; (4) demand results and revisit goals; and (5) use building blocks to maintain momentum. These steps are described in detail at the beginning of their respective sections. The descriptions of references are organized into six main categories consisting of the five action steps and a small selection of general references. Within each category, references are sequenced in alphabetical order by the author's last name and are separated further by specific topics. Works presented at recent conferences or other reports available only from the author are listed in an appendix that lists some of these references, including access information. Readers interested in learning more about a particular step in the process of developing diversity may use the general contents to turn first to that step or to a section of that step. An overview of the digest can be found in the complete contents. An index lists all of the authors. (DK)
Descriptors: Administrators, Blacks, Business Administration, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Institutional), Females, Group Membership, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Organizational Climate, Organizations (Groups), Sex Differences
Center for Creative Leadership, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.