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Article Review on Diversity in the Workplace
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Axia College of University of Phoenix
MGT 210 Supervision and Leadership
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Article Review on Diversity in the Workplace
Article or Web site reference:
Welch, J. and Welch, S. (2007, October). Breaking through the bias. Business Week, 4054, p.
120. Retrieved July 31, 2008 from EBSCOhost Database.
Summary of Article or Web site:
The authors answered questions regarding corporate bias. For instance, an elder five-foot-
tall African American woman asked what obstacles will likely have to overcome in order to
succeed in the corporate world. Before answering the question, the authors gathered several
comments of elders who have been successful in the corporate world. All comments pointed out
to the same direction “yes, but it’s harder” (Welch & Welch, 2007, p. 120). The authors stated
that corporations have made many efforts to promote diversity in the workplace; however, biases
still persist in today’s society. An African American senior executive stated “hiring managers are
often uncomfortable based simply on a lack of familiarity. They want to associate with people
like them” (Welch and Welch, 2007, p. 120). Finally, the authors stated that “unbridled
competence” (constantly delivering exceptional results) is what anyone “different” would need in
order to put any doubters away.
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I agree with the opinions expressed by the authors in their article. Glass ceilings still exist
in today’s society. Members of minority groups face many obstacles to advance in their careers.
Examples of glass ceilings can be seen in the corporate world where, for example, just a few
women advances. Glass ceilings can be noted in politic as well. The position as President of
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United States represents a big glass ceiling; we shall see this year if it will be broken and an
African American will be elected as president.
Supervisors should understand by reading articles like the one presented above, that glass
ceilings and corporate bias slow down the growth of company’s businesses. Prejudice and
discrimination may rise between coworkers; as a result, factions can be created within the
company and concepts such as teamwork and synergy may not work because of lack of diversity
in the workplace. Supervisors must also learn to supervise diverse workforce as it may lead to
increase companies’ profits as the company will also acquire a diverse groups of customers (Rue
& Byars, 2004).
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Article Review on Diversity in the WorkplaceSTUDENTAxia College of University of PhoenixMGT 210 Supervision and LeadershipINSTRUCTORDATE Article Review on Diversity in the WorkplaceArticle or Web site reference:Welch, J. and Welch, S. (2007, October). Breaking through the bias. Business Week, 4054, p. 120. Retrieved July 31, 2008 from EBSCOhost Database. Summary of Article or Web site: The authors answered questions regarding corporate bias. For instance, an elder five-foot-tall African American woman asked what obstacles will likely have to overcome in order to succeed in the corporate world. Before answering the question, the authors gathered several comments of elders who have been successful in the corporate world. All comments pointed out to the same direction "yes, but it's harder" (Welch & Welch, 2007, p. 120). The authors stated that corporations have made many efforts to promote diversity in the workplace; however, biases still persist in today's society. An African American senior executive stated "hiring managers are often uncomfortable based simply on a lack of familiarity. They want to associate with people like them" (Welch and Welch, 20 ...
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