Page (2007) believes that two people possess diversity perspectives if they mentally represent the “set of the possible” differently (p. 7). He provides an example how one person might organize a collection of books by the author’s last name, and another might do so by color of book binding and size. Because of the different perspectives, two people will test different potential improvements and increase the probability of innovation, believing that individuals with diverse perspectives are good for organizations.
Konrad, Prasad, and Pringle (2006) advocate a definition of diversity that emphasizes intergroup interaction and is inclusive of power diffe...
- Chapter Four: Managing a Diverse Workforce
- from Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Strategic Approach, 4th Edition
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass
- Released: August 2013
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