Presentation on theme: "Chapter 8 Working with People. Diversity ► Refers to the great variety of people and their backgrounds, experiences, opinions, religions, ages, talents."— Presentation transcript:
Diversity ► Refers to the great variety of people and their backgrounds, experiences, opinions, religions, ages, talents and abilities.
Prejudices ► Negative biases or feelings, towards people of a particular ethnicity or culture and are not based on fact.
Stereotype ► Assumption that all members of a group fit the same pattern.
Cultural Tendencies ► Common beliefs, such as religion or a common way of acting.
Modeling ► Setting the example of appropriate behavior. of appropriate behavior. ► Who should do this? The Manager The Manager Good model or not so good model? Good model or not so good model?
Benefits of Diversity ► Creates a more enjoyable and productive environment ► Attracts more customers ► Becomes an employer of choice ► Improves legal protection
Cross-Cultural Interaction ► Meaningful communication among employees from all backgrounds Participate in diversity training Model behavior Integrate diversity into the mission statement Encourage studying and using different languages Use multilingual materials
Behaviors of a Good Leader ► Provides direction ► Leads consistently ► Influences others ► Motivates others ► Coaches and develops others ► Anticipates change ► Fosters teamwork
Motivation Internal or intrinsic ► Drive to do personal best External or extrinsic ► External reward
The Interview At some point in your career you’ll have to interview for a job or promotion. What about the questions? What can be asked and what can not be asked in order to avoid discrimination?
Questions that can not be asked ► Race ► Ethnic background ► Country of origin ► Former or maiden name ► Parents’ names ► Languages other than English (unless a second language is required) (unless a second language is required) ► Prior arrests – convictions can be asked about ► Marital status ► Children or plans to have children, child care ► Spouse information ► Religion ► Credit history or personal finances ► Disabilities, unless directly related to the job ► Height, weight, hair color, etc…