Managing diversity in the United States Navy
Manning, Cheryl D.
Eitelberg, Mark J.
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Diversity management has become a strategy used by many organizations and management practitioners in recent years. The goal is to ensure that all people are respected, and valued, and that their talents are fully utilized within the organization. Organizational strategies incorporating total systems change are being used widely to accomplish the objective. This thesis seeks to develop a 'managing diversity' program for the Navy. It reviews thc approaches used by private and public organizations to manage diversity. This thesis also evaluates new approaches by diversity management practitioners and organizations. It is recommended that the Navy commit to organizational change utilizing a total systems change approach, which affects the individual, interpersonal relationships, the organization's systems, policies and practices, and the culture of the organization. The total system must be addressed to effectively sustain managing diversity in the U.S. Navy
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