Evidence of workplace diversity and inclusion is evident all around us. Frequently, reports are found in local and national newspapers, business and trade magazines, and e-news sites such as Huffington Post, MSNBC.com and CNN.com, and of course national and international associations in the field of organizational develop and diversity and inclusion such as DiversityInc.com, ODN.org, ASTD.org, SHRM.org, ISPI.org and others as well as in peer reviewed journals.
The purpose of this assignment is to facilitate connection of class discussions and reading to other sources. The requirements are that you locate and report on an article relevant to the role diversity and inclusion in improving organizational effectiveness.
This first article review should be from an online resource, with the 2nd from a national or international learning association and the 3rd from a peer reviewed journal.
Plan on at least four paragraphs to complete your review. The structure of your article review should include all the points below for full credit.
Relevant source and clearly and accurately present full bibliographical information about the work including article title, media source, date, and pages for articles. (5 points)
Does this article present a individual, interpersonal, organizational or societal D&I perspective or practice? (5 points)
Why you selected this particular article/application to your personal interests and/or professional practice (10 points)
Supporting Paragraphs. The number of aragraphs varies according to the nature of the article and the extent of what you have to say. In your summary, include all the significant points of the work, including the points the author emphasizes.
Explain the purpose of the work, the author’s background and source. (10 points)
Present your critical evaluation, discussing both positive and negative features as appropriate. Support all your judgments with evidence from the work, paraphrasing and quoting excerpts. Is the work thorough? Unbiased? Fair? Clear? Convincing? Significant? How does the work relate to other works in the field or to your general understanding of the subject? (40 points)
Conclusion/Ending Paragraph: Provide an overall summary of what you have learned from the review. Make a recommendation about the type of reader likely to enjoy or benefit from the work. Include your opinion of the work’s contribution to the field of diversity and inclusion. (30 points)