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    Affirmative action, managing, diversity, equal opportunity

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    What is the difference between equal opportunity, affirmative action, and managing diversity? Have these programs been successful?

    What kind of issues would you face if you were given an assignment to Japan? What would you do to prepare?

    Have diversity awareness programs in your organization been successful? If so, what changes have you seen? If not, what do you think is preventing it? If you have not been a part of these programs, what do you think would be necessary for one to be successful?

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    Equal opportunity is where each individual has the same chances for success, which are based on his abilities, knowledge, and talents. This is basically the idea that race/sex/religion are ignored and decisions are made solely on merit.

    Affirmative action is where perceived deficiencies in outcomes are corrected by giving advantages to groups who are underrepresented in order to obtain that equal outcome. For instance, if African Americans represent 10% of the general population, a college may decide that it must admit African Americans as 10% of the student body even if it means that better performing Caucasians are passed over.

    Managing diversity is understanding the needs and desires of various people groups ...

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    What is the difference between equal opportunity, affirmative action, and managing diversity? Have these programs been successful?

    What kind of issues would you face if you were given an assignment to Japan? What would you do to prepare?

    Have diversity awareness programs in your organization been successful? If so, what changes have you seen? If not, what do you think is preventing it? If you have not been a part of these programs, what do you think would be necessary for one to be successful?

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