A conceptual framework for leading diversity Online publication date: Sat, 24-Dec-2005
by Christoph Maier
International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management (IJHRDM), Vol. 5, No. 4, 2005
Abstract: The author proposes a fresh perspective on diversity. The individual ceases to be simply a member of a certain nation, ethnicity, race or gender group, and becomes a multi-faceted, unique kaleidoscope – a treasure for any workgroup. Setting out from this perspective, a conceptual framework for leading diversity – the 'leading-diversity dice' – is developed. This framework focuses on personal behaviour and the interactions of workgroup members. It defines leading diversity as a rational, emotional and spiritual process that centres on a shared humaneness and the African concept of 'isithunzi'. Practical implications are discussed and basic guidelines for the implementation of the conceptual framework as a tool for managers are outlined.
Online publication date: Sat, 24-Dec-2005
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management (IJHRDM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email email@example.com