Diversity within General Motors

Assignment should be at least 600-800 words and a review of the essays submitted about General Motors.

This week, compile, refine, and revise the work you have completed in Weeks 1–3, and add the following Literature Review section analyzing research on diversity:

  • Literature Review
    • Select 1 diversity topic that has been addressed in the company that you are studying (e.g., hiring more women or recruitment efforts for Hispanic people) for further research.
    • Conduct a literature review on that topic, and add the research findings to the paper (600-800 words).
    • This literature review section should include a minimum of 4 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Your Key Assignment Draft due this week will be an APA-style paper including all of your work from Weeks 1–4. The Key Assignment Draft should include the following sections (objectives from Weeks 1–4):

  1. Company Information
    • Give a brief description of the company that you will be studying throughout the course.
  2. Diversity Overview
    • Identify the company’s diversity policies, procedures, initiatives, and programs.
    • Summarize the efforts that the company has made to address diversity throughout the organization.
  3. Leaders and Managers
    • How does the company that you selected address diversity at the highest leadership levels?
    • Does it demonstrate a corporate responsibility related to diversity?
    • Do the leaders and managers encourage a corporate culture supporting diversity?
  4. Diversity Data
    • Include any available statistical data on the company’s diverse populations (gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, etc.), and analyze whether the data support the company’s stated efforts to support diversity.
  5. Strengths and Weaknesses
    • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the company relating to diversity.
    • Discuss how its diversity strengths and weaknesses impact upon perceptions of fairness, justice, social problems, social change, and respect.
  6. Effectiveness
    • Are the company’s efforts effective?
    • Explain how the company’s policies and programs positively impact perceptions of fairness, justice, social problems, social change, and respect.
  7. Literature Review
    • Select 1 diversity topic that has been addressed in the company that you are studying (e.g., hiring more women or recruitment efforts for Hispanic people) for further research.
    • Conduct a literature review on that topic, and add the research findings to the paper (600-800 words).
    • This literature review section should include a minimum of 4 peer-reviewed journal articles.

The KA Draft must include a minimum of 8 scholarly resources (4 of which must be peer-reviewed journal articles within the literature review section).

 
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