Moving Away from Colour-Blindness: Determinants of Effective Diversity Management in Organisations

By Karen Van der Zee.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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In this article an attempt is made firstly to explain the strong preference for uniformity in organisations. In addition to this the question will be discussed how organisations can take this into account in their diversity policy in order to overcome fear and benefit more from diversity.

Keywords: Workplace Diversity, Uniformity in Organisations

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp.327-334. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 565.591KB).

Prof. Karen Van der Zee

Director, Institute for Integration and Social Efficacy, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Karen Van Oudenhoven-Van der der Zee is professor of Organizational Psychology, Cultural diversity and Integration at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Her research is focused on cultural diversity at the work place and expatriation. She has a specific interest in social identity issues, and the role of personality factors and threat in intercultural encounters. Moreover, she is director of the scientific institute of Integration and Social Efficacy at the same university that is involved in research on integration issues in collaboration with companies, societal and governmental institutions.


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