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    Workplace environment diversity_effectiveness_-_an_overview Workplace environment diversity_effectiveness_-_an_overview Presentation Transcript

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