Organizational Learning and Diversity Management: Uncovering the Dominance of Whiteness in Organizations

By Anne Parsons.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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This paper charts the development of an organizational learning framework to promote links with diversity management through an investigation of whiteness and white identities in the workplace.

Keywords: Organizational Learning, Diversity Management, Whiteness, White Identities, Institutionalised Racism

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.29-36. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 832.874KB).

Ms Anne Parsons

I am a white woman with ten years of employment experience in Social Work, which included the management of a young persons remand and challenging behaviour unit for a London Local Authority, working with clients and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds and life circumstances. The work necessitated the application of anti oppressive practice. During this employment, I acted as a Practice Teacher for students of the Dip. in Social Work who were on practice based placements within the residential home. Other employment experiences include; two years experience as a Project Evaluator and Consultant for a Mental Health project; University Lecturer for Birkbeck College, FCE, teaching the following courses; Self-Development for Managers, the Learning Organization, Social Psychology and Psychology. My Academic Background: BSc in Psychology at University of London and MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology at London School of Economics and Political Science; Currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Management Learning at Lancaster University Management School.

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