Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Study: Workplace Diversity Must Include Buy-In From Whites

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
by Associated Press , January 18, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Organizational efforts to create and maintain an inclusive multicultural environment often face resistance by Whites, says a University of Michigan researcher.
“Without the support of Whites, organizations and educational settings will fail in their attempts to navigate and manage the complexities of diverse work forces and constituencies,” says Dr. Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, an associate professor of management and organizations at Michigan’s Ross School of Business. “In the face of the dramatic projected growth in demographic diversity, such failure could have severe economic, social and political consequences.

Full Story: http://diverseeducation.com/article/14628/

1 comment:

Training Diversity said...

Great article. I was reading about this same study just a moment ago. Consensus seems to say whites are repelled from the "Colorbinded" organizations. Thanks for sharing!