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Exam 5

Chapter 13
STUDY
PLAY
All of the following are changes that are reshaping our workforce EXCEPT
younger workforce
The average U.S. worker, today, is ____ than ever.
older
Which of the following group is expected to grow the most in employment from 2008 to 2018?
Hispanic
____ is defined as all the ways in which people differ.
Diversity
According to MANAGER'S SHOPTALK in chapter 13, which of the following is not a characteristic used to help foreign managers understand Americans?
Americans are formal
Traditional model dimensions of diversity include
Race
Inclusive dimensions of diversity include
Income
Nationality
Pay level
Work style
All of the following are traditional model dimensions of diversity EXCEPT
Religious beliefs
All of these are inclusive dimensions of diversity EXCEPT
Sexual Orientation
Inclusive dimensions of diversity
Can change throughout one's lifetime
Which of the following is not a dividend of workplace diversity?
Increased costs associated with high turnover, absenteeism, and lawsuits.
____ means creating a climate in which the potential advantages of diversity for organizational or group performance are maximized while the potential disadvantages are minimized.
Managing diversity
Which of the following prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, and sex?
Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964
____ is a rigid, exaggerated, irrational belief associated with a particular group of people.
Stereotype
____ is a psychological experience of a person who, usually engaged in a task, is aware of a stereotype about his or her identity group suggesting he or she will not perform well on that task.
Stereotype threat
____ reflects the belief that one's own group is superior to other groups.
Ethnocentrism
An ethnocentric perspective leads to
a monoculture
Phlex Plastic has a very strong set of corporate values. In fact, Phlex has been known to discourage the emergence of alternative values. Phlex is most likely
a monoculture
____ is the belief that groups are inherently equal.
Ethnorelativism
Which of the following means that an organization accommodates several subcultures?
Pluralism
A culture that accepts only one way of doing things and one set of values and beliefs is referred to as a(n)
Monoculture
Most organizations ____ shift from a monoculture perspective to one of pluralism.
Must make a conscious effort to
Which of the following is an invisible barrier that separates women and minorities from top management positions?
The glass ceiling
Women make up less than 16 percent of all Fortune 500 executives. This could be due to
the glass ceiling
Trouser's Inc. top management is exclusively made up of older white males. Trouser's promotes from within and top management is most comfortable with individuals who are similar to them. Women and minorities at this company who wish to be promoted are likely to experience
the glass ceiling effect
____ serves as invisible barriers to important lateral movement within the organization.
The glass wall
____ implies that women's commitment to their children limits their commitment to the company or their ability to handle the rigors of corporate management.
Opt-out trend