Eine bunte Truppe

Gut gemeint ist oft das Gegenteil von gut gemacht. Mit einem Negativ-Beispiel aus dem internationalen Marketing beginnt der Diversity-Beitrag von Jochen Schuster im Nachrichtenmagazin Focus 40/1997. Am Beispiel des Automobilherstellers Ford zeigt er auf, wie Unternehmen durch das Gestalten von Vielfalt bessere Ergebnisse erzielen werden. Continue reading

Straight Jobs – Gay Lives in Europe: A Roadshow for neglected Diversity aspects

Most people claim that a person’s sexual orientation is a private matter and should not be discussed in the workplace. In addition, many stereotypes prevail saying that gay men would typically be found in some few professional niches like hairdressers, shop assistants, dancers or flight attendants. Therefore, it had been quite a surprise when Sharon Siverstein and Annette Friskopp published their study of the professional careers and workplace experiences of more than a hundred gay or lesbian Harvard MBA alumni. Continue reading