Minorities In The Workplace

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Managers must learn and accept all types of cultures and ethnicities if they want to be part of the workforce. Specifically, in the Unites States where minorities will be the majority by 2050 (Pew Research Center, 2015). By accepting and appreciating all ethnicities and races, managers will treat their personnel equally and fairly, similar to the CEO of Zappos, this acceptance can empower employees and therefore, improve the organization overall (Ivancevich, Konopaske and Matteson, 2014). Boddy, Ladyshewsky and Galvin (2010) write that many psychopaths are found in managing positions which is unusual since psychopaths have a tendency not to work well with others. Even with this contrasting style between a psychopath and the CEO of Zappos, the…show more content…
People are motivated by different rewards and therefore, a manager must know each employee’s reason to why they are working at the organization (Ivancevich, Konopaske and Matteson, 2014). Even though there is no best theory of motivation as a manager you have to work even harder to try and understand all your personnel’s motivation (Ivancevich, Konopaske and Matteson, 2014). One aspect of the motivational construct is for certain, the best way to influence individual performance is to have a reward system (Ivancevich, Konopaske and Matteson, 2014). This reward system can also attract outside talent to come and work at the…show more content…
I work for Broward County, as a case manager, and therefore, there is a strict dress code to abide by; the director, of my division, has a pdf handbook of what’s permissible to wear, which he E-Mails to all new employees (Depending on position, for example, a cook is not expected to dress like a counselor). In that handbook it states all counselors, case managers and caseworkers must wear dress business casual. After about six months working at my division I got really tired of wearing dress shoes and started wearing sneakers. This idea came to be after casual Friday, where employees are allowed jeans and sneakers. My thinking was I will keep wearing dress pants and shirts but still wear the sneakers. After a week one of my supervisors noticed it and asked to talk to me in his office. He reminded me about the division’s dress code and asked why am I wearing sneakers to work? My retort was fairly straightforward, I needed comfortable footwear in order to do my job properly. My job requires a lot of walking, at least ten-thousand steps per day, and wearing dress shoes while walking that much brings on a lot of discomfort to my feet. Here some supervisors would have sticked to the dress code and not give any room to their employee but my supervisor understood my situation and told me he will mention this to his
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