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Using only publicly available information, investigate




Question;Company is IBM;Goal: Using only publicly available information, investigate the extent to which the organization you select appears to be fully committed to building, supporting, and nurturing a diverse workforce.;Premise: Sometimes organizational leaders SAY they are committed to diversity and inclusion but the evidence suggests otherwise. Or, sometimes it proves more difficult than would be good to find concrete evidence of this commitment.;Seeking evidence: Here are some examples of places to look;Organizational Website ? attention to diversity/multiculturalism, evidence of actions/investments matching words?;Organization?s annual reports and other publications ? inclusion in reporting?;Speeches by CEO and other leaders (see, for example, the journal Vital Speeches of the Day) ? what have the company?s leaders said about this topic.;Stories in business and other publications?;Work in scholarly publications ? have scholars included the firm in their research?;If you discover other publicly available sources please share your ideas with all of us.;Presenting your findings: Provide a succinct (approximately 400 ? 600 word) synopsis of your findings as your first post this week.Required Reading:Colquitt, Lepine, & Wesson (2015), Chapters 2 & 3 (review) and 6 & 9Select Recommended Supplementary Resources: Bezrukova, K., Jehn, K. A., & Spell, C. S. (2012). Reviewing diversity training: Where we have been and where we should go. Academy Of Management Learning & Education, 11(2), 207-227. Browne, M.N., & Keeley, S.M. (2012). Asking the right questions: A guide to critical thinking. (10th ed.). Boston: Pearson.Buttner, E., Lowe, K., & Billings-Harris, L.. (2010, February). The impact of diversity promise fulfillment on professionals of color outcomes in the USA. Journal of Business Ethics, 91(4), 501-518. Retrieved August 29, 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global. (Document ID: 1949689011).Choi, S. (2009). Diversity in the US federal government: Diversity management and employee turnover in federal agencies. Journal Of Public Administration And Research Theory, 19(3), 603-630.Kalleberg, A. L. (2008). The mismatched worker: When people don't fit their jobs. AcRecommended Self-Assessments: Colquitt et al. (2015) Textbook Assessments- Helping (p. 40)- Affective Commitment (p. 68). These are suggested for personal growth and development. The results need not be shared but may provide helpful insights when working on future assignments including those with your team.


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