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Case Study 2.1 W. L. Gore and Associates
Introduction
Understanding workplace diversity and creating a harmonious workforce involves recognizing, respecting, and valuing both individual and group differences. The workplace welcomes more people from different backgrounds and different experiences which can increase market share. Individuals today classified as minorities will become the majority in the United States by 2050 (Broughton, 2008).
Unit Learning Outcomes
ULO 1: Analyze the diverse factors that influence market share. (CLO 1)
ULO 2: Examine how an organization assesses and creates a harmonious workforce. (CLO 4 & 5)
ULO 3: Contrast the nature and nurture explanations of personality development affecting diversity. (CLO 1)
Directions
Mini-case studies: The students are expected to answer the questions associated with the case. These questions are intended to elicit thoughtful reactions to contemporary organizational behavior initiatives and challenges. The students are expected to carefully read the assignment instructions, then thoroughly and explicitly address each component of the corresponding case study questions.
The responses should reflect higher level cognitive processing (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation), which is essential for someone in any industry, as diversity decisions affect all levels and stakeholders within the organization and in the external marketplace.
There is no minimum number of references that need to be utilized to support the completion of this assignment; however, it is generally understood that any good case study analysis will incorporate the appropriate quality and quantity of scholarly sources to support any suppositions and recommendations.
The submission will not exceed four (4) pages in length, excluding the title and references pages.
The document must adhere to the APA writing style.
The document should be prepared as a Microsoft Word file.
Case Study 1
Read the case study 2.1: W. L Gore and Associates in your text.
Watch the video Diversity Training
https://hbr.org/2012/03/diversity-training-doesnt-work
(Links to an external site.)
An
HBRarticle on common problems with diversity training.
This resource relates to Learning Objective 2.1. Read more on page 38.
Answer the case questions in a written APA paper format.

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