A little short story

Introduction Once upon a time it all started with a lightening moment in room 129 in Berlin – a group of three women and three guys came together in order to write about diversity management. In the beginning there was a strong focus on female issue with posts about female Leadership, women quota for supervisory … Continue reading

PayPal, Youtube, Facebook & Meebo All Together

In the previous post I mentioned that I had run across a great Youtube Channel run by the Stanford Business School. There are a ton of videos on their site and with many of them breaking the one-hour threshold i was unable to watch all of them much less all of ONE. There is however … Continue reading

Youtube.com/Standfordbusiness

It is no longer a big secret that the most recent generations, mine included, have taken part in the development of the quite possibly the single greatest invention in the last 100 years: the Internet. Now, by development of the internet I simply mean that todays generations that are most involved with the internet play … Continue reading

Does diversity matter??

Yesterday, I started to think about my new post and I didn’t really have a clue what to write. After a while I ended up searching online for interesting topics which we haven’t really picked up in our blog. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that well….it even didn’t help me to have a look what … Continue reading

This is how it all comes back together

Our blog deals with Diversity Management which is defined by Cox (1993) “as creating a climate in which the potential advantages of diversity for organizational or group performance are maximized while the potential disadvantages are minimized”. Diversity itself is defined by him as “a mix of people of different socially relevant group identities working or … Continue reading

What You Can Do For Us

The lack of young professionals that Thomas describes in his recent post is currently a widely discussed topic. When looking for solutions the answer seems to be the simplification of highly qualified worker’s immigration. Other possibly helpful acts discussed by the federal government right now are the acceptance of degrees made abroad or using the … Continue reading

The next CEO

Old Shoes, new laces Let’s pick up a topic again that was posted here before under a different point of view by diiasg: How to pick the new guy. The question is „Who’s going to be the new boss?“ and that is a very delicate one. Especially since CEO’s make strategic choices and therefore are … Continue reading

International Diversity Management?

Internationalization & Diversity Management are two huge buzz words in business and we are constantly getting tortured with them in our day to day life. The first thing that pops into my mind is always the quote by David Brower “Think Local, Act Global” – oh no, sorry the other way around “Think Global, Act … Continue reading

Germany and its ‘Lack of Young Professionals’ – Status quo

Katrin picked up the topic of demographic change. In her article she argues that older employees can be of high value for companies. She also highlights the issue of a lack of young professionals. I want to focus on the discussion about shortage of young professionals in Germany. The goal is to bring some insight … Continue reading

Why should employers think about hiring or keeping older employees?

Well, first of all, as already mentioned in one of my earlier posts, demographic change forces them to. It is omnipresent in Germany as well as other industrialized countries and will create a lack of young qualified employees soon. But employers should also consider older employees because they have their advantages. “Experience is one of the … Continue reading