Corporations frequently anticipate problems when hiring minority employees due to their lack of skills, educational weaknesses, and cultural differences. Underlying the corporations concern is the difficulty they have experienced in handling white employees whose personal value system does not match that of the corporation. An increase in minority employment could then intensify an already difficult situation by increasing value conflict in an organization which has a low tolerance for such conflict. The hidden issue of organizing to achieve constructive value conflict is an a priori condition to an effective minority employment program.
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