Introduction to Social Progress in the Workplace

What you’ll learn to do: Describe the history of social progress in the workplace

This first section will explore the history of social progress in the workplace. Ideally, your history classes from as early as elementary school have addressed social diversity and social progress. You may not have made the connection at the time, but as you grew older, you probably witnessed both social diversity and social progress firsthand. These interactions and observations have hopefully shed some light on how organizations within society operate and have helped you to learn more about others and yourself.

In this section we will study social diversity, what it means, and how it is changing. Understanding the history of social diversity will give us insight into how diversity impacts the workforce and vice versa. Additionally, we will look at the diversity numbers in today’s workforce to examine how far diversity has come and how to utilize diversity to continue to improve organizational operations and outputs.


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