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    hiring minorities and also starts to hire females in their workforce. During the inflow of women in its workforce Xerox start to recognize women struggle balancing work and family commitments. In reaction to that situation, Xerox Human Resources initiated flextime, and other HR policies to continue a high level of productivity and satisfaction among its workforce. In 2007, the first African American female, Ursula Burns is named president of the Xerox Corporation (Schermerhorn, Osborne, Uhl-Bien, and Hunt, 2014, p. W-102). As Schermerhorn explained (2012), in the 1990’s sexual orientation was included in the company’s Equal Opportunity policy. Xerox has 50 percent of its workforce made up by women and minorities. Of that 50 percent, 48.2 percent are Xerox’ senior executives. . During the entry of women in its workforce Xerox start to recognize women struggle balancing work and family commitments. In response to that situation, Xerox Human Resources initiated flextime and other HR policies to maintain high level of productivity and satisfaction among its workforce. Ursula Burns was named the first African American female president of Xerox Corporation in 2007 (p.W-102) Despite the definition of diversity has changed over the years. Schermerhorn (2012) has concluded, according to Xerox, diversity still equals success! Diversity is more than just about one individual person. It is about being able to communicate in an environment in which all individuals are treated fairly…

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    degrees lead to more upper leadership positions (Green, 2014). Minorities due to race, ethnicity, or religion are also discriminated upon. Even in a century where we have an African American president, there is still racial bias in the workforce. Studies show that a hiring manager is more likely to hire someone with a white sounding name like “Jake” than someone with a name like “DeShawn.” According to thinkprogress.com, 1.2 percent of CEOs are black and 1.6 percent are Latino or Asian (Covert,…

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    Xerox by providing them with different cultures where everyone is welcome despite their sexual orientation, race, sex or religion. Diversity is not look upon as a bad thing with Xerox, it is the driving force of their business and it keeps them up to date with fresh new ideas. For instance, Xerox hired women who were seen as home makes and not as skilled workers and provided them with the skills and knowledge to perform their duties, but also recognized that they needed to balance work and…

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    In the chapter “Props of Faith”, from Floating in My Mother’s Palm, Ursula Hegi states that, “Miracles happened that way. Even without saints. As long as you believed in them”(52). Having a strong believes is also the same as having a positive attitude. When believing in miracles, it creates a positive feeling where ones could continue to have a productive life and always think the best is going to happen. From the “Props of Faith”, Hanna tells a story about how she and her best friend Renate…

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    Organizations in the twenty-first century are flattening hierarchies and empowering teams due to the need for constant innovation and technological advancements that change the ways people do things (Jones, 2012). In this case, Mulcahy was able to flatten Xerox’s management hierarchy and was able to streamline its operating units that consequently reduced the number of employees and cut on management and running costs by twenty-six percent. On the other hand, Mulcahy through the flattening of…

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    Xerox Diversity

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    million females employed in the United States (United States Census Bureau, 2015). In 2013 there were 75.5 million employed females in the labor force (United States Census Bureau, 2015). Xerox’s management was able to see that females in the workplace were beneficial to the company. They continued placing a strong emphasis on advancements within the corporation for minorities’ and females’ positions. Xerox created the Balanced Workforce Strategy or BWF. The team was aimed at…

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    Ursula Burns Leadership

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    2016) Analysis We can further analyze Ursula Burns’ leadership in reference to Xerox’s performance. This paper will specifically use three corporate events for this analysis: the company’s post-2000 turnaround, its acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, and the pending company split. Post-2000 turnaround. In 2000, the company that was founded in 1906 was floundering. They were losing customers to competitors and losing revenue. (Byrnes, 2009) Their stock price was taking a nosedive,…

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    Winners and losers A capitalist society is based on the idea that you can’t get ahead in life without stepping on someone else’s back. In Ursula Le Guin’s story “The ones who walk away from Omelas”, written in 1973, show a society where everyone is happy and full of life. This town is an almost utopian society when the story begins. Children are running and playing, and the narrator talks about how great the city is. However, the city is not as good as it seems. This is because the source of…

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    In science fiction, dystopias are used to depict the possible future of a world or city that has been through conflicts that developed the current world, in the text. Two scholarly journals that examine dystopias are ““Engaging “Apolitical” Adolescents: Analyzing the Popularity and Educational Potential of Dystopian Literature Post-9/11,” by Melissa Ames, and ““It Was the City Killed the Beast:” Nature, Technophobia, and the Cinema of the Urban Future,” by James Clapp. Three short stories that…

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    The Unknown Citizen

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    The Person Behind the Mask Every person is different and everyone has their own opinions. THe community that a person is born in is not a choice made by the individual. Two pieces of literature that really bring out these ideas are, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. LeGuin and “The Unknown Citizen” by W.H. Auden. In both pieces the author brings out a situation where a person is unhappy with their life and how the people around them live. “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas”…

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