Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are three concepts widely understood as integral to positive organizational development. In a capitalist world, these notions are purposefully ignored or superficially discussed for financial and social gain. Prioritizing empathy, compassion, equity, and inclusion as worthwhile endeavours resist those tokenizing and disingenuous systems. This thesis explores the current perfunctory treatment of DE&I in organizations and examines how to incorporate intentional and human-centered values into organizational culture through intersectional thinking, applied empathy, and organizational storytelling. Recognizing lived experiences and personal narratives as equally valuable to quantitative data, this study entrusts both the individual and the organization with a responsibility to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Arshadullah, Safa, "Awareness, Empathy, and Intention: Creating Constructive + Responsive Structures of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" (2020). Scripps Senior Theses. 1506.
Business Administration, Management, and Operations Commons, Human Resources Management Commons, Organizational Behavior and Theory Commons, Organization Development Commons, Other Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons