The Disability Issue in Business Society
Introduction UK Legislation Economical Aspect Social Aspect Threats
Opportunities Conclusion References Appendices Marking

Chapter 7
The Disability Issue in Business Society

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but an habit.

7. Conclusion

The Ouroboro is a snake that bites in his own tail.

    "It represents the cyclical nature of things, eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. In alchemy, the ouroboros symbolises the circular nature of the alchemist's opus which unites the opposites: the conscious and unconscious mind." (Wikepedia) (44.)

Figure 8: Ouroboro (Source: Internet; copyright owner not known)

    "() the contemporary man () use(s) mainly languages and categories, which don't allow him to get in contact with the mystery. Consequently his desire is to develop an attitude in men, to read reality via symbolic language in order to a communication and a relation between individual conscience, reality and mystery, allowing the individual to look for a sense and an end through internal paths."

    "The analytical experience and the research activity () confirm the belief, sharing a discovery path, can help to potentate the capacity to communicate and help the maturation of individual conscience opening more options for and between the individuals, and opening the door between reality and spirituality." (Icone Centre - Translation)

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This dissertation divides same important aspects of the disability issue and the business society. Now the various conclusions are presented in the chapters' order:

  1. Business society discriminates minorities and picks the most efficient staff. Integration of minorities is slow and appears most likely when it is rational related to performance. Also there is a question of power.

  2. The UK Disability Discrimination Act is a thorough piece of legislation. Yet only jurisprudence can grasp it, as it is huge and complicated. It is questionable, if it does challenge society and has a big impact on the integration of disabled minorities.

  3. The economical situation in the UK is unstable and poverty is spreading. Especially unskilled workers have little opportunities. The social benefit increases demand to become unemployed, or even more profitable: disabled. Visible disabled have greater problems to get a job, but there are recognized in areas of management and administration.

  4. Discrimination takes place. This is immoral and threatens our society to become more isolated per individual. Social behaviour in our society is not accustomed to handle people with special needs.

  5. There are threats, which emerge when trying to integrate disabled people in business society. These are most likely to be emotional. Physical barriers are considered to be the main threat, even when it is not rational.

  6. Integration is challenging, which gives the individual the chance to grow in quality and therefore give the company a value added, which increases the performance of the organization in not negligible amount. The 'disability spirit' gives the organization a 'value added.'

Chapter 7 (this conclusion) represents the bit of the snake in its own tail: The discrimination on disabled people underpins the limitation of human rational thinking and therefore also a limitation of business performance.

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People with disability have special needs and adjustments are necessary. Discrimination takes place to repress ourselves before threats that emerge throughout life. The image of people with disability tends to be negative, which might be an opportunity to a niche labour market.

Figure 9: Paralympics (Source: Internet; copyright owner not known)

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