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- ABC Company is a manufacturing company with over 15,000 employees with multiple plants in North America. The company is expanding by acquisitions of plants in Europe, Asia and South America, leading to a diverse and globally-minded workforce. Effective global growth is a core focus of senior management.
- Over the last few years, the marketplace has changed, ensuring the companyâ€™s need to grow, adapt, and fill open positions quickly. Effective onboarding of new employees, including new manufacturing employees and new supervisors, has become a focus.
- There is now a strong, executive-level commitment to employee learning and development. There are active efforts to demonstrate the value of training and development and to expand HRD programs. Executives have decided to align company strategy with the learning and development function. Efforts include setting up a corporate university, implementing a learning management system (LMS), improving employee recruiting and orientation programs, creating employee wellness and diversity programs and many others.
This week for your project, you will need to consider how the changing organizational diversity (expanding into Europe, Asia and South America) should be addressed.
ABC Company is hiring employees in these new locations. While some US employees will be transferred overseas, many others will be regularly working with employees in other countries. This week for your project, consider the following concepts:
- Change management and various change models.
- Purpose and benefits of diversity training programs.
Write a minimum 3-page paper, describing the organizationâ€™s implementation strategy for your diversity training programs. Include the following information:
- Address the various change models and how they apply to the upcoming organizational changes.
- Describe a potential diversity action plan for the organization.
- Make sure to include the ways that the organization can further incorporate diversity.
- Why would it be important for employees to accept diverse perspectives?
- What steps are necessary to ensure the diversity training program is successful?
- Include 3 credible references. See the course introduction for additional information on library databases.
Make sure to include an APA formatted title page and reference page for sources that you may have used for your research. Remember to follow APA guidelines when paraphrasing or quoting information. Don’t forget to cite your sources and include in-text citations as necessary.