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Workplace environment diversity_effectiveness_-_an_overview

  1. 1. Diversity Effectiveness – An Overview
  2. 2. The Meaning of Diversity
  3. 3. Meaning of DiversityThink of diversity in broad terms insteadof just race, sexism and gender.
  4. 4. Meaning of DiversityDiversity is a blend of attributes,behaviors and talents.
  5. 5. Meaning of DiversityDiversity can refer to different functions,personalities, styles and multipleapproaches within an organization.
  6. 6. Meaning of DiversityDiversity is a collective mixture ofitems characterized by differencesand similarities.
  7. 7. Meaning of DiversityDiversity goes beyond the definition of“main” people and “other” people.
  8. 8. Meaning of DiversityDon’t separate the majority fromthe minority in categories like raceand gender.
  9. 9. Effective Diversity RespondentBecome an effective diversity respondent.
  10. 10. Effective Diversity RespondentActing with understanding, objectivityand wisdom when dealing with peoplewho are different.
  11. 11. Diversity Maturity
  12. 12. Diversity MaturityDiversity maturity meansunderstanding the concepts anddynamics of diversity.
  13. 13. Diversity MaturityDiversity maturity is gained throughformal and informal education,personal reflection and puttingdiversity principles into action.
  14. 14. Diversity MaturityDiversity-mature people identify twokinds of diversity.
  15. 15. Diversity Maturity1. Attribute diversity – ethnic group, age or education.
  16. 16. Diversity Maturity1. Attribute diversity – ethnic group, age or education.2. Behavior diversity – how people act in a certain situation.
  17. 17. Diversity-Mature People1. Accept responsibility to spread diversity.
  18. 18. Diversity-Mature People2. Demonstrate contextual knowledge.
  19. 19. Contextual Knowledge• Demonstrate a knowledge of yourself
  20. 20. Contextual Knowledge• Demonstrate a knowledge of yourself• Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of your organization
  21. 21. Contextual Knowledge• Demonstrate a knowledge of yourself• Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of your organization• Demonstrate a conceptual clarity about diversity
  22. 22. Diversity-Mature People3. Are clear about diversity requirements.
  23. 23. Diversity-Mature People4. Understand diversity is accompanied by complexity and tension, and are prepared to cope with these in pursuit of greater diversity effectiveness.
  24. 24. Diversity-Mature People5. Challenge conventional wisdom.
  25. 25. Diversity-Mature People6. Place differences in context.
  26. 26. Diversity-Mature People7. Engage in continuous learning.
  27. 27. Diversity-Mature PeopleDiversity maturity requires experienceand practice.
  28. 28. Diversity MaturityThe combination of diversity-maturemind sets and skills work to reinforceeach other.
  29. 29. Steps toDiversity Effectiveness
  30. 30. Steps to Diversity Effectiveness1. Gain clarification on the definitions and practices of diversity effectiveness.
  31. 31. Gain Clarification• Take enough time
  32. 32. Gain Clarification• Take enough time• Expose yourself to multiple presentations of the concepts
  33. 33. Gain Clarification• Take enough time• Expose yourself to multiple presentations of the concepts• Teach the concepts
  34. 34. Gain Clarification• Take enough time• Expose yourself to multiple presentations of the concepts• Teach the concepts• Debate the concepts
  35. 35. Steps to Diversity Effectiveness2. Internalize diversity philosophy and understand its concepts.
  36. 36. Internalize Diversity Philosophy• Internalize what diversity means to you
  37. 37. Internalize Diversity Philosophy• Internalize what diversity means to you• Review how you addressed personal mixtures in the past, and the outcomes
  38. 38. Internalize Diversity Philosophy• Determine if the diversity process will benefit you
  39. 39. Internalize Diversity Philosophy• Determine if the diversity process will benefit you• Apply strategic thinking
  40. 40. Internalize Diversity Philosophy• Determine if the diversity process will benefit you• Apply strategic thinking• Make sure your diversity goals are clear
  41. 41. Internalize Diversity Philosophy• Develop new cultural roots in the organization and modify systems as necessary
  42. 42. Internalize Diversity Philosophy• Develop new cultural roots in the organization and modify systems as necessary• Monitor what is happening
  43. 43. Steps to Diversity Effectiveness3. Take actions to make your diversity goals a reality.
  44. 44. Take Actions• Identify key diversity mixtures
  45. 45. Take Actions• Identify key diversity mixtures• Diagnose related contingencies
  46. 46. Take Actions• Identify key diversity mixtures• Diagnose related contingencies• Apply action as dictated by your diagnoses
  47. 47. Steps to Diversity EffectivenessAchieving diversity objectives arepossible by utilizing diversity skillsand internalizing diversity concepts.
  48. 48. Diversity Effectiveness – An Overview

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