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The Diversity Paradigm – A Detective Story

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What's in a name?  A paradigm by any other name would smell as sweet...

  FORWARD I was mildly surprised by the notion that anyone could believe “the diversity paradigm” didn’t exist. Ineffective? Probably. Missing in action, maybe. But nonexistent? No such thing? I’d never heard that before.  Yet, the provocateurs in the conspiracy of this....
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Seeds of the CultureNeutral® Framework – Part II

  RsearchTHE WORKING DEFINITION AND PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: “Diversity Management is a process of creating and maintaining an environment that naturally allows all individuals to reach their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives, teaching them to promote, recognize and value differences and similarities. It is one starting point for building crucial organizational capabilities as a component of....
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Impact of Cultural Diversity Management Intervention – Abstract

  RsearchABSTRACT "The Impact of Cultural Diversity Management Intervention on Small Group Behavior, Interaction and Decision-Making in Non-Equilibrium Conditions" Copyright © 1995, 2014 Robert D. Jones - All Rights Reserved Organizational change interventions come in all shapes and sizes. While multicultural diversity interventions often narrowly focus on work environment and developing surrogate affirmative action vehicles, diversity interventions can and should take aim at preparing....
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Impact of Cultural Diversity Management Intervention – Research Comments

  RsearchHere, we review some background on why we have great confidence in the quality of the research entitled, "The Impact of Cultural Diversity Management Intervention on Small Group Behavior, Interaction and Decision-Making in Non-Equilibrium Conditions." Copyright © Robert D. Jones 1995, 2014 - All Rights Reserved Copies of the study are available. CONTACT US for information. The....
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CultureNeutral® Key Number 5 – Neutrality

mission What is neutral? It’s a state of your car’s motor system in which the gears are disengaged from the engine,  moving the vehicle neither forward nor backward. It’s the pH level in your shampoo, neither acid nor base.  It’s that green third wire in your electrical system, carrying neither positive nor negative charge. It’s the colors black, white....
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CultureNeutral® Key Number 3 – Sovereignty

mission The concept of neutrality at operational levels also requires recognition and understanding of sovereignty. Logically, a CultureNeutral® framework would likewise require recognition and understanding of cultural sovereignty. One of the few definitions of cultural sovereignty was phrased, “The right of a culture to assert certain authority over property, rules of....
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Diversiphile and Diversiphobe Frames – What Are They?

Chalk It Up InclusiveWorks "The passage of time brings with it new terms and expanded meanings," said Tama Seavy, a colleague in New York, when she saw the terms "diversiphobe" and "diversiphile."  Those meanings, she intimated, may or may not be immediately apparent as accurate definitions of artifacts, situations or circumstances in a given country....
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