Xerox Diversity

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Diversity Copied To A Xerox Moment This case analysis is about a company that has a momentous style like no other and has been ranked by Fortune magazine as the “world’s most admired company in the computer industry” (Schermerhorn, J., Hunt, J.R., Osborn, R.N., Uhl-Bein, M., 2012). Xerox’s welcoming attitude towards diversity makes it all possible. Work force diversity is a mixture of individuals within a workforce who are considered to be, in some way, different from the majority. Xerox’s winning management continues to succeed because they continue to diversify with the new, the now, and the tomorrow before other management teams even know what it is. According to research done at Berkley University, businesses that …show more content…
In the late 1960s these things began to change. Many corporations did not know whether to keep the majority happy by keeping things as they were or take a stand against racism. Xerox took a stand when Xerox’s first chairman, Joseph C. Wilson took a step against racism, after he purposefully hired more minority employees in response to the race riots in the 1960s (Schermerhorn, J., et al 2012). This behavior continued on through the 1970s, when Xerox welcomed individuals that were different than the majority. In fact, it was at this time that Xerox’s commitment to social diversity continued on when they established an “internal affirmative action office” (Schermerhorn, J., et al 2012). In the 1980’s the first African American was named president of a division at Xerox, Barry Rand (Schermerhorn, J., et al 2012). Xerox hit the ball, when they stepped up to bat, when very few companies were willing to let everyone play …show more content…
Their senior executives are made up of about 48.2% people of color, women or both (Schermerhorn, J., et al 2012). They have been rated as being within the Top 10 companies that hire minorities by Forbes, Fortune, Working Mother, and Latino Style just to name a few (Schermerhorn, J., et al 2012). Sexual orientation was included in the teachings at Xerox in the 1990s. They established GALAXe Pride at Work, a “caucus group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees” (Scherhorn, J., et al 2012). Xerox was among the first major corporations to offer domestic benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Xerox made it to third base with this one. Xerox has continued to be on the forefront of their commitment to their employees’ diversity, no matter their race, color, creed or sexual preference. What started with black and white only in the nation and in business print has trickled down to welcoming all people and embracing their differences and learning that it can be a money maker. In my playbook, Xerox’s management team keeps hitting home runs in the game of

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