Localising the diversity discourse through multi-level analysis
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by J Pringle
A multi-level framework of analysis- macro, meso and micro- is used as a mechanism to localise a discourse of workplace diversity in New Zealand and Australia contexts. At a macro level the demographic patterns, historical and socio-political influences, legislation and labour market all affect the societal positioning and organisational voices of historically disadvantaged groups. Influences are more variable at meso levels but examples are drawn from organisational culture and surveys of attitudes to EO /diversity. Micro levels factors include individual characteristics and dyadic interaction between supervisors and employees. The discussion relates local discourses to the conference theme.