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The effect of a corporate diversity workshop

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dc.contributor.advisor Cilliers, Frans en
dc.contributor.author Naidoo, Vyjantimala en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:00:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:00:57Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T11:00:57Z
dc.date.submitted 2008-06 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2154
dc.description.abstract The daunting challenge that faces South African business is to redress the inequalities of past discrimination and to develop to its maximum the potential of every team member while remaining competitive. Some of the key challenges include creating a supportive and attractive work environment that's inclusive of diversity, staff retention and an organisational culture that will leverage diversity. The case study organisation faced similar challenges. In order to understand the dynamics a diversity workshop was designed and consulted from a systems psychodynamic paradigm. The primary task of the Diversity Workshop was to provide opportunities for members to study and learn about intrapersonal, interpersonal and inter group relationships in relation to diversity behaviour in the workplace. 50 participants attended the workshop and 22 participants completed the questionnaire. The content was analysed and themes from a psychodynamic stance identified. The overall objective of the workshop was met as it made unconscious behaviour visible, allowed participants to reflect, facilitated dialogue and enabled transfer of learning to the workplace. This approach allowed groups to move from basic assumptions to task oriented behaviour. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 104 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Diversity workshop en
dc.subject Systems psychodynamic paradigm en
dc.subject Basic assumptions en
dc.subject Diversity behaviour en
dc.subject.ddc 658.3008
dc.subject.lcsh Diversity in the workplace -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Minorities -- Employment -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Attitude change
dc.subject.lcsh Personnel management -- South Africa
dc.title The effect of a corporate diversity workshop en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology en
dc.description.degree M. Com. (Industrial Psychology) en


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