Workplace diversity is when there is diverse culture of individuals in the workplace. It is when there is a value placed on the variety of ideas, race, ethnicities, religion, gender, sexuality and orientation, which is flourishing in an environment. Depending on your employer and workplace, workplace diversity can vary based off several different factors. Usually, there is a preferential standpoint taken on the matter and it can be either display a high or a low context culture of diversity. According to Mason (2013) Workforce diversity has been described as “a double-edged sword; it has the potential for positive and negative outcomes” (p.659). Workplace diversity is important in a business setting because it carries forward a combination of different types of people to work together in unity, encourages uniqueness, innovative, creative approaches, and supports interesting divergent ideas to accomplish tasks or goals.
Workplace diversity refers to the variety of differences between people in an organisation. Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It is an understanding that each individual is unique, and a recognition of our individual differences. These differences can include ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities, family status, religious beliefs, perspective, experience, or other ideologies.
I am very happy witht the progress that Vicky has made in her job so far. She has been with the Bureau about 8 months and she has become invaluable to us. She understands the division and bureau vision and direction. She is a real team player who actively participates in bureau meetings and activities such as coming up with a vision and mission statement for the PPI bureau.
What is diversity and what does it entail? Luther College defines diversity as “complex differences and similarities in perspectives, identities, and points of view among members of an institution as well as among individuals who make up the wider community.” Diversity has been a hot topic in today’s news and social networking arenas with the ever-changing race relations that are prevalent in our country and around the world. The changes in perception towards minorities and women hasn’t just affected these groups socially, but has brought forth different questions about the benefits that a truly diverse would place would have on companies. What this work will attempt to do is elaborate on the treatment of
“Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?” When George W. Bush spoke those words amongst a crowd of people in Florence, South Carolina several years ago, he probably had no idea that it would one day be put on a list called The top 25 Bushisms of all time -- and it wouldn’t even be #1. As a politician, no matter how inconsequential your position may seem, you are constantly under a microscope being looked at by your peers, your employers, and the media. Everything you say or do will have an outcome on your career, no matter how unrelated to your field it may be, or how secret you try to keep it. It is for reasons such as this that one must always be aware of their words and actions. To survive under the scrutiny of others, a
There is a quote by Ola Joseph, “Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one other’s uniqueness.” Through experience and personal research, I have worked to become more a culturally competent person, not only in my professional life, but in my personal life as well.
I think it’s pretty common for people to picture a Caucasian male with a suit and briefcase when picturing someone with some high end cooperate job. We used to be able to blame this on the fact that many different races weren’t getting the same level of education. In these days, with everyone getting equal opportunities in education and more diversity in higher educational institutes, there should be no reason that races aren’t represented more equally when it comes to white collar jobs. Many studies have shown that more diverse economies make for much stronger ones. When businesses can accept the nation’s ever changing demographics, they obtain a more diverse and inclusive workforce which benefits them economically.
Why am I here? I am here because I am everywhere that I am invited. I am here because that is my job, that is what I have been doing for years and years. Does it mean I endorse any meeting I attend, or any Eritrean configuration that I see? Nope. Do I feel comfortable to talk about diversity in a very congregation that has no semblance of diversity? Not at all. If I did, I will betray the cause for which I struggle. When I see warts in our operations, I have to mention it. I do not feel comfortable as the only Muslim among the 21 assembled "speakers" or "panelists," among who are people I respect very much. And I have to emphasize, I object to tokenism even if I understand it is not for lack of good intentions.
The Diversity of the workplace will have a great impact on me as a doctor. People from different walks of life are becoming doctors in Canada- it is no longer field only composed of only white, heterosexual males. For example, there are many immigrant doctors who practice in Canada, especially here in the Niagara Region. I, as a young, Nigerian-Canadian, female Muslim, should not have to worry about discrimination or the "glass ceiling effect" when I enter the workplace. I will be able to work with other professionals, and contribute to the medical field to the best of my ability, with no worries.
Today’s an age of competition. Every organization finds ways to be successful. The success of an organization lies in making profits and building brand image. The search by various scholars has found that a diverse workplace, if managed properly, can do wonders for the success of an organization. Diversity means differences due to race, gender, ethnic groups, age, personality, tenure, organizational function, educational background, etc. Diversity involves how people perceive themselves and how they perceive others. These perceptions affect their interactions.
The controversial issue of diversity within the workforce is more complex than most realize because public organizations versus federal agencies deal with a greater level of diversity. This is due to public policy focus on enforcing upon public organizations a need to increase their representation of minorities while they struggle to manage efficiency as well as oftentimes conflicting and multiple organizational goals. According to Choi and Rainey (2010), more scholars believe additional research is require on this topic of organizational outcomes as it pertains to public agencies and diversity (e.g. gender, race). The assumption and problem researched in this study is whether diversity improves creativity, innovation, and decision-making in
I worked for a corporation that is very diverse and they believe in giving back to the employees and the community in Johns Creek, Georgia. This corporation has companies all over the world that believes in giving back to the community and making sure the employees are happy in their workplace. The company has many teams and group that support the organization. The people seemed eager to be a part of the team because they felt they were giving something back to the community. Everyone wanted to feel like they were doing something good and they enjoyed themselves doing it.
The most basic level of cultural competency is an open mind. As an educator, I will be presented with a classroom full of diverse learners, each different from the next. It is my job to embrace their differences, maintain an open, productive attitude and have patience with my students as they share their cultures and values with me. Avoiding quick judgment is pertinent to a trusting, open, and healthy classroom environment that fosters acceptance and individuality. To be effective as an educator, I must be cognizant of my own ideologies. By articulating my own values, I am able to deconstruct them and recognize the cultural differences between each individual student and myself. Self-awareness will help me to make a conscious effort in avoiding bias and refraining from unintentionally holding stereotypical beliefs about identity markers than I do not relate to directly. By knowing my own morals and where I stand within my own culture, I am better able to understand the culture of others. I am able to recognize their ideologies and acquire a comprehensive knowledge of their culture. All of the foregoing stages of competency collectively develop into a set of cross-cultural skills that adapt one’s thinking and behavior to be effective in a multicultural situation, such as a classroom. By achieving success and proficiency in these areas, I will
Change is an important part of the company life. Changes are done to have a better process and meet the clients expectations. I am in full support of change if the change is taking the company in the right direction. Any changes in the company process or direction are always communicated to employees in a meeting and their feedback is taken into consideration. Employees are motivated to fulfill their duties and responsibilities without being felt left out.