Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dimensions of Diversity

Diversity has many dimensions.  Some dimensions are unchangeable, such as gender, ethnicity, and physical abilities.  Other dimensions may change, such as income, marital status, work experience and religious beliefs.
  • Organizational dimensions can include functional level/classification, work content/field, division/department/unit/group, seniority, work location, union affiliation, or management status.
  • External dimensions can include geographic location, income, personal habits, recreational habits, religion, educational background, work experience, appearance, parental status, or marital status.
  • Internal dimensions can include age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, or race. 
The above list is not meant to be comprehensive; there are many more dimensions.

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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