Lesson: diversity in the workplace

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Lesson Objective

diversity in the workplace

Lesson Plan

Historically, most human resources departments and corporate executives have considered workplace diversity as the inclusion of individuals of diverse backgrounds, racial backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, age groups, and religious orientations into the workforce. Nowadays, however, many managers are redefining workplace diversity in terms of a combination of diverse characteristics that create a work environment that is balanced and in which all people feel accepted, valued, and respected. This new way of looking at diversity is more closely associated with an organizational culture that values diversity. Achieving this balance requires a change in how managers think about diversity and its effects on the workplace.

In the past, diversity in the workplace was defined as an attitude or belief that individuals have diverse characteristics that make them unique. Today, however, managers have come to realize that individuals have characteristics that make them uniquely qualified for a given task. In addition, people with varied characteristics are viewed as possessing talents that can be used to develop a successful team of employees. In this scenario, diversity is not necessarily perceived as a diversity of traits, but as a collection of characteristics that are unique to an individual and that contribute to their ability to contribute and succeed in a particular group.

While this new understanding of diversity has opened the door to a much more flexible and open approach to diversity management, it also means that managers must be able to create a new management style that effectively incorporates diversity. In general, employees who have been assigned to a department with a diverse workforce are more motivated than those who are not. This dynamic often results in more team members participating in work and having higher job performance. Employees who are used to working within a monolithic structure, whether in an organization or a firm, have difficulty being included in a more varied work environment. By creating a new management style, an organization can attract and retain employees who are interested in working in a variety of projects and areas.

Organizations that include a work culture that allows employees to be themselves have employees who are less likely to question the decisions made by their bosses. Workplace cultures that foster open communication have a much greater chance to foster teamwork, which leads to better overall performance. When employees feel like they are a part of a company, rather than a collection of individuals, they are much more likely to want to contribute positively and learn from others. In this scenario, the benefits of diversity are enhanced by the fact that everyone knows that they are important to the company.

Managers must also be aware of the effect that diversity has on their organizations' bottom line. In today's increasingly global economy, employers must make a good amount of profit in order to survive. Therefore, a company's success is directly related to their ability to manage the time, efforts, and money spent on a work force. The bottom line can only be increased when an organization makes sure that they have a work force that is well-educated and well-experienced. This means they need to ensure that all employees have access to a wide variety of information and are able to communicate effectively with their supervisors. This type of information is readily available if the team leaders are able to view each other as peers.

If an employer fails to provide diverse information to their employees because they fear that the employee might be offended by it, then they are setting themselves up for failure. When people of different backgrounds interact together, they will be exposed to a variety of ideas and opinions that they may not otherwise. come across if they have no access to a diversity of information.

This will not help the company, either, since diversity helps employees interact differently with one another. by providing an opportunity to learn and grow. The best work force is one that is able to recognize that there is an understanding of and respect for a variety of different perspectives. By having a well-informed workforce, organizations are better able to keep their costs down and provide an opportunity for everyone in the organization to contribute their fair share.

Employees can benefit from diversity by benefiting their own productivity. By providing employees with an opportunity to get outside input and learn new things, they will help to enhance their skills and become more effective at what they do. The best workplace environments are those that are well-staffed. and fully engaged. By providing an environment that allows employees to interact with one another, create work relationships, and increase their productivity, an employer is greatly improving their chances of success.

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