GAC015 AE#2 Cayla WSMS40901 GAC015 Assessment Event 2: Annotated Bibliography Annotated Bibliography Student’s Name: Cayla Student ID#: WSMS40901 Teacher: Odette Due Date: 9 December 2017 Word Count: 1251 Table of Contents Benefits and Challenges of Diversity in Academic Settings 3
Having a wide range of cultural backgrounds are useful in the diverse costumer case that the every parts of the world have. Having an equality and diversity in the organisation send a fair norms for the employees and customers. Diversity around the workplace makes the environment interesting that creates an opportunities to discover different ideas and perceptions. A distinct workforce is important to ensure that it has an accessible, affordable and quality healthcare system. IV.
When beginning this course, I had little knowledge of the depth of diversity found in our world today. I lived in a small town, which acted as a shelter from the harsh realities faced by many ethnicities, but also prevented me from experiencing cultural diversity. With my lack of background knowledge concerning diversity, I would say that my level of cultural competence was nearly non-existent. I had never been exposed to any ethnicities, other than my own, until moving to college. It wasn’t until moving away to college that I realized how naïve I was concerning the diversity of our nation. While learning of cultural competence I became aware of all I still needed to learn and experience if I were to become an ethical social worker.
Key works: workforce diversity, contract workers, employees, diversity, divergent attitude, human resource management, international employees, consumers, consumer behavior, empathic marketing 1.2 Thesis Statement Diversity in the workforce provides unique employment opportunity and benefit, strengthen organizational outcome and further provides a platform to Exchange culture and lifestyle. On the other hand diversity workforce challenges increased in cost of training requires HRM careful employee’s selection and increased conflict due to demographic differentiation. 2 Part
INTRODUCTION This assignment will focus on explaining the importance of diversity management, challenges of management diversity, give strategies and implementation of management diversity in the workplace. A diverse workforce is a reflection of a changing world and marketplace. Diverse work teams bring high value to organizations. Respecting individual differences will benefit the workplace by creating a competitive edge and increasing work productivity.
We live and work in a diverse world, consists of people with divergent backgrounds with different needs and preferences. This multicultural world brings out the potential on improvement and efficient, but also comes with that are the challenges. Workforce diversity acknowledges the reality that people differ in many ways, visible or invisible, mainly age, gender, marital status, social status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, personality, ethnicity and culture (Kossek, Lobel & Brown, 2005). The culture of an organisation plays a big role in the performance and sustainability of an organisation, and it is also important to the well-being of its employees.
These differences contribute to the organizations ability to be flexible, generate problem solutions, relate effectively to a wide range of clients and to providing a balanced range of services. An organization can invest in developing effective employment programs and strategies that support diversity, but unless they have created an inclusive work environment, that celebrates and builds on differences and that is productive, rewarding, enjoyable and healthy for everyone concerned, they are likely to find that diversity creates more problems than it solves. They will be unable to take advantage of the benefits of diversity and are likely to have difficulty retaining employees. Work practices that make environments safe for all have achieved cultural competence and as a result are demonstrating cultural safety. Overall, this means that the workplace if spiritually, socially and emotionally respecting and appreciating different cultures and that there is no assault, challenge or denial of any person’s identity.
The effectiveness of Diversity and Cultural Competence. Western culture is usually referred to when talking about the culture of the United States. Our culture began its development with the first English settlers in the early 1600’s and continued to evolve from influences from Native Americans and the arrival of immigrants from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. This created a melting pot of cultures which has turned into one of the most influential forces on Earth. Today, with a population exceeding 300 million people, the United States continues to be a place for immigrants, by immigrants, whether as a place of refuge or for those seeking the American dream.
Globalization allows for the increased import of cheaper goods that are made overseas. The cheaper goods are a result of sweatshop conditions: low wages, bad working conditions and little or no benefits. This decreases the need for manufacturing jobs in the United States. Globalization which is the growing permeability of borders and increased trade of goods, services and people. One of the factors of globalization that have led to increased inequality is outsourcing which is sending jobs overseas to produce the parts for a good, this can even include a customer service representation, as seen in the book.
Growing up in Miami, one of the most diverse cities in the world, has taught me a few things about diversity. Even in Miami, I have always been the only Persian in my diverse group of friends which includes a Mexican, two Indian twins, two Egyptian twins, and a Jew. Our Saturday night conversations consisted of comparing our cultures, founding out the similarities and differences between our languages and cuisines, and learning about each other 's customs. A typical sleepover included gorging down my mother 's Ghormeh Sabzi, a specialty Persian stew, while watching a Bollywood film. I 've been exposed to so many aspects of various human cultures, and I 'm still yearning to learn more.
Wherever you go in the world every place is unique in their own way. Other countries have different language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music, and arts. Even though these things are different we all have them and they are part of a culture. Culture is the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social groups.
This upward pressure may be positive for workers initially, but wages have a direct impact on the profitability and competiveness of business, especially in the global economy. Batalova and Lowell (2007), stated to meet the demands of the global economy internationally oriented business depend on a workforce that is highly skilled. In the face of a shrinking workforce, business turn to immigration to satisfy their demand for these highly skilled workers. This places additional demand on these highly skilled workers from less economically developed
Over the past years, America has had many immigrants come from all over the world to become American citizens, which allowed America to become a diverse country. The different cultures, languages, and the races make America the melting pot. While some people believe America embracing diversity creates unity, it can be argued that America is moving toward a new standard in which diversity and individuality are encouraged more than uniformity and conformity because people are being taught different languages and some people combine or teach others their culture.
Cultural competence is one of the social issues I care most about because I believe it can allow one to have a better overall understanding of the population that is worked with in this field. Some may fail to recognize that being culturally competent emphasizes more than just race and ethnicity, but also entails members of the LGBTQ community, the elderly population, and even individuals with disabilities. I believe a professional who has an understanding of the diverse populations can then successfully determine the best treatment and support system required to meet the client’s necessities. I think the best way the social work field could approach this social issue would be by exposing and providing future professionals with information