Diversity management in substance abuse organizations: Improving the relationship between the organization and its workforce

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Abstract

Diversity management focuses upon an organization's success in understanding and attending to the needs of its workforce-a workforce that in recent years has become diverse not only in age and gender but also in race, culture, and ethnicity. The interdisciplinary nature of the treatment teams in substance abuse treatment programs lends itself to exploration of diversity management practices to improve the organization's relationship with its workers. The purpose of this paper is to explore diversity management within the therapeutic community offering organizational meta-cultural competency as skill sets needed for the social work manager.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-285
Number of pages11
JournalAdministration in Social Work
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Diversity management
  • Meta-cultural competency
  • Organizational meta-cultural competency
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Therapeutic communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Administration

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