What does beyond diversity mean?
Diversity means the differences between things or
people; the variety or assortment that makes us unique.
Every person has unique talents, characteristics, and
challenges to share with the world. Beyond diversity
means the more diverse the workplace, the more likely it
is we won’t have a fair and level playing field, not because
of the diversity, but because of how we treat those who
are different from ourselves. If you want to create more
diversity, you have to shape attitudes and tendencies of
people in the organization from the top down and the
How can diversity be described?
Beyond Diversity is a powerful, personally transforming
two-day seminar designed to help teachers, students,
parents, and administrators understand the impact of
race on student learning and investigate the role which
racism plays in institutionalized academic achievement
disparities. Participants engage in a thoughtful,
compassionate exploration of race and racism and
grapple with how each influences the culture and climate
of our schools. Participants practice using strategies for
identifying and addressing policies, programs and
practices that negatively impact achievement for
students of color and serve as barriers to ALL students
receiving a world-class education.
What are the components parts of
Cultural competence comprises four components: (a)
Awareness of one's own cultural worldview, (b) Attitude
towards cultural differences, (c) Knowledge of different
cultural practices and worldviews, and (d) Cross-cultural
skills. Developing cultural competence results in an ability
to understand, communicate with, and effectively
interact with people across cultures.
How is beyond diversity made or done?
Disagreements and conflicts created on the basis of different cultural
backgrounds arise even in the best teams. The ability to manage
positively conflicts is a fundamental expertise, essential in the
multicultural world. That is why managers ‘and employees skills of
positive conflict management created on the basis of different
cultural backgrounds in SMEs seem to be very important. It is an
essential element of managers’ knowledge because it helps to
resolve conflicts and prevents from new ones. For that reasons the
main aim of the project is to give beneficiaries effective and
integrated tolls for positive conflict management in the SMEs sector
and provide exchange of experiences between them.
How should beyond diversity be made
Distribution of tasks and roles are made on the basis of
organization experiences gained during their current
activities and previous work involvement.
What is the essential function of
The "business case for diversity" stem from the progression of the
models of diversity within the workplace since the 1960s. The original
model for diversity was situated around affirmative action drawing
strength from the law and a need to comply with equal opportunity
employment objectives. This compliance-based model gave rise to
the idea that tokenism was the reason an individual was hired into a
company when they differed from the dominant group. This primarily
included race, ethnicity, and gender. Although affirmative action is
the law, in most cases, U.S. employers are prohibited by federal and
state laws from giving race or ethnicity any consideration in hiring or
assigning employees, including hiring to fill diversity quotas. Beyond
having a workforce that mirrors the changing demographics of the
global consumer market and the ability to better understand their
desires and preferences, productivity, and costs can be analyzed to
assist in building the business case for diversity. In the deficit model,
organizations that do not have a strong diversity inclusion culture will
invite lower productivity, higher absenteeism, and higher turnover
which will result in higher costs to the company.
What are the causes of beyond
Diversity in the workplace can be a financial benefit to a
company, according to business expert Sharon Douglas
writing on the Workforce Diversity Network website.
Workforce diversity can help a company expand into new
markets and it can also create differing points of view that
can help the company devise more creative solutions to
problems. In order to create a diverse workforce, a
company needs to first understand what causes
What are the consequences of beyond
The consequences of diversity could lead towards
creating bad judgment that can cause a company
business to fail. Also, there are many disadvantages that
can be associated with diversity. People tend to collide in
matters of opinion. Different cultures can come into play
at a go causing confusion.
What are the types of diversity?
There are different types of diversity such as:
capabilities and disabilities, age, gender, race,
ethnicity, religion, socio-economic backgrounds
and sexual orientation. The acceptance of these
diverse affiliations in a society ensures
harmonious existence and peaceful relations .
People live in all kinds of places around the world.
Some people live in big cities. Others prefer to live in small
towns or villages. Some people live in big houses; others
live in apartments, or small homes. Some people don't
have enough money for lodging and are homeless. Others
are forced out of their homes and live in shelters or
Another factor is the education people receive.
People can attend public or private schools. At a public school in the
U.S., the government provides a free and appropriate education for
children ages 3-18. At a private school in the U.S., people pay tuition
for their schooling. If people want to further their education, they
may choose to go to college. Some people attend trade school for
training as well. Some people live in countries that place a high value
on education. Some people live in countries that limit who is allowed
to attend school. And in some countries there are few schools
because there is so much poverty.
There are so many different types of jobs for people to work
and earn money.
There are jobs where people can be leaders and manage companies or even
countries. Some people work in jobs that teach or provide services for others.
There are many jobs in which people help to keep others healthy and safe
too. Some people work in jobs that entertain others. Some people work in
manufacturing or trade jobs which provide goods and services to others.
Also, some people work without getting paid; they volunteer their time and
People take pride in their family heritage.
There are many different cultures around the world. Each
is special in its own way. Many family traditions and
customs are passed down from generation to generation.
People are proud of their ancestors and have special
foods, songs, holidays, and other traditions they celebrate
with their families.
Religion is important to many people.
There are many different religions around the world. Some
religions are Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and
Hinduism. Many people base their beliefs and values upon
things they have learned about in their religious teachings.
Language is the way we talk to each other.
There are so many different languages in the entire world.
English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese,
Russian, and Korean are just a few of the languages people
speak. We can learn so much from other people by
learning to communicate with each other.
How does diversity compare to beyond
The original well known factor for diversity is
based on race, gender, religion and gender and
beyond diversity is stepping out of the box by
changing the mind process of creating equal
What is the present status of beyond
To find the greatness of oneself by expanding the mind
thought process. Overall, building more equality and
reducing less discrimination.
How should beyond diversity be
Diversity can be generational differences, race, ethnicity,
sexual orientation or even sex. To communicate effectively,
you must work to understand the context from which each
group comes, without stereotyping all individuals from
that particular group. Ineffective communication is
spawned from conflict; if that conflict is not resolved,
communication will break down further. Effective
communication depends on the content and delivery from
the communicator and how it is received and interpreted
by the recipient.
What are the facts about beyond
Diversity, as a word or concept, can apply to rocks, plants, animals,
people, systems of law, and much else. In the United States, since the
1970s, its immediate reference, if the word is presented with nothing
more to specify it, is to the diversity of races, ethnic groups, and
language groups that make the United States possibly the most
diverse country in the world. But its import extends far beyond its use
as a neutral descriptor of this variety: It rather refers to an ideology in
which this diversity is prized, considered a benefit to the society, and
is to be responded to positively in public policy and by major
How did beyond diversity happen?
(Researched information: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Diversity.aspx
One kind of diversity, ethnic diversity among white Americans, is not much
recognized in the current discourse on diversity, or in policies that recognize or
respond to diversity. Yet before diversity became a prevailing concept to recognize
and appreciate significant differences among Americans, other concepts—such as
the "melting pot" and "cultural pluralism"—emerged to respond to and recognize
ethnic differences among white Europeans (though they were then not all
necessarily considered "white"). These concepts emerged because the large new
immigrant groups of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—Jews,
Italians, Poles, Slavic groups, Greeks, and others from eastern and southern
Europe and the Near East—were seen as different from and inferior to previous
immigrants from Great Britain and northern and western Europe, and were
subject to various degrees of discrimination.
What kind of person is diversity?
People have a great deal of diversity. Even though our
basic body structure is the same (head, eyes, heart, arms,
legs, feet, etc.), our physical characteristics are different.
For instance, the color of our skin, hair, and eyes are
different. Also, our height and shape provide some
diversity too. Even our fingerprints are unique and
People have to develop their own thoughts, opinions, feelings, and
ideas about different topics and beliefs. It is important to make
informed decisions. We are influenced by the people, places, and
experiences in our lives. It is important to pay attention to this as a
person forms an opinion about an issue. A person has to keep an
open mind when developing an opinion. Gathering information is also
crucial to making a decision. The more you know about a topic the
easier it will be to make a good decision. As people grow up, they may
even change their own opinions and have new ideas.
Every person has unique talents, characteristics, and challenges to
share with the world. Some people are good at reading and writing.
Other people are talented at art and music. Some people are good at
working with numbers or science. Others are talented by sharing their
creativity. Some people have challenges to work with like being deaf,
blind, or learning differently than others. It is important to remember
that no matter what a person is good at or struggles with, we are all
special in our own way.
By accepting other people's differences, we are showing respect and
tolerance throughout the world. We can learn about a variety of
cultures, places, and different ways to look at the world. We might
even make a new friend.
What is my personal response to
I feel as if stepping beyond diversity is a great task to
accomplish. My reason stated, is because in today’s
society most people still walks around with the same
mindset of thinking that only race, religion, age, and
gender are the only main factors of diversity, but in most
cases it is much more than that. And by stepping out of
the box and into beyond diversity, this will better expand
the differences of how we see diversity as a whole.
How are we diverse?
Some other things that make us diverse are the
places we live, the jobs we have, our education,
our ethnic heritage, our religious beliefs, the
languages we speak, our thoughts and feelings,
our abilities, and our challenges.
What is my memory of beyond
The memory that I have of diversity is having the thought
process of thinking that we’re all the same but in actuality
we are all different due towards the ability of our skills,
talents, strengths and how we think.
What is the value of beyond diversity?
Through this work and in several other classes I have taken I have come
to realize that learning about diversity is a life-long endeavor. Through
diversity--in the classroom and in life--I learned how to learn. I learned
that no area of learning is limited to only one perspective. True learning
occurs when problems are approached from many perspectives.
The value of diversity in my education and in my life finally became clear
to me only after having many of these sorts of experiences. Because I
have experiences unique to the groups with whom I am affiliated, and
because I recognize that no problem is ever isolated within one group of
people, I am personally invested in matters of concern to groups other
than my own. And, for the same reasons, members of these groups have
become invested in addressing the needs of my community. Diversity is a
multi-part citizenship: of smaller communities that define identity, of the
university, of the nation, and of the world.
I have also realized that this is a peculiar strength of
education in America. In America, I don't need to give up
who I am to be American. I don't have to choose between
being a Christian and being American, between being
secular or religious. Affiliation does not mean separation.
Distinctions among peoples ensure that we can approach
life with a full palate of perspectives. This is the value of
diversity for me.
How can beyond diversity be
An initial objection to the concept of "diversity" is that it
defines our identity in terms of the groups we belong to,
whether by choice or circumstance. But that is just what
people do all the time. Diversity is often perceived in
terms of a visual image - what we might call the
"imaginary". Diversity is about empowering people.
What case can be made for or against
Simply enforcing government regulations will not get you to the best.
To obtain that competitive edge, you need to grow your work-force
from groups into teams that use the full potential of every individual.
Teams are much more than a group. A group is collection of
individuals where each person is working towards his or her own goal,
while a team is a collection of individuals working towards a common
goal or vision.
This helps to create a synergy effect with teams which is, one plus one
equals more than one. An individual, acting alone, can accomplish
much; but a group of people acting together in a unified force can
accomplish great wonders. This is because team members understand
each other and support each other. Their main goal is to see the team
accomplish its mission.
What are the benefits of beyond
More and more, organizations are realizing that in order to be
successful they must value the diversity of their employees and the
clients they serve. Organizations must have clarity about the specific
benefits of diversity to their success. It's important that employees
are representative of their client base so they can understand their
needs and know how to serve them.
It does not mean that people of one culture, gender, age, etc. only
work with those respective populations.
It means that the organization as a whole is better able to relate to a
larger population. This creates better working relationships, and helps
avoid miscommunication based on cultural differences and ignorance
about other groups. It saves time and money and having to do things
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