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The Best Team Members

The best team members on your project will be those individuals who:

Don’t think the same way you do – they approach problems and situations differently based on their own experiences and perspectives Have a variety of experiences and skills – their strengths and weaknesses should be different than yours Will share their opinions, ideas […]

“Masculine” or “Feminine” Talk?

I am teaching an online course for Hesser College on Managing the Diversified Workplace. The book we are using, Opportunities and Challenges of Workplace Diversity, 2nd Edition, Canas & Sondak (Prentice Hall, 2011) discusses two types of speaking styles: Masculine and Feminine.

The masculine speaking style focuses on accomplishing goals: being assertive, establishing status […]

How Well Do You Manage Diversity?

In today’s global world the ability to effectively manage diversity is essential for success. To effectively manage diversity, you must see people for the individuals who they are and not as a member of a group. Additionally, keep in mind that we all stereotype – it is human nature. Once we understand that – […]

Appreciating Diversity

I was talking to an attendee at a conference at which I was speaking on virtual teams. We started to talk about diversity on project teams. He was surprised when I noted that the more diversity on the team – the better! From his perspective – it meant more work for him. He didn’t want […]

How Companies Take a Systematic Approach to Managing Workplace Diversity

In today’s global environment companies must manage workplace diversity effectively in order to compete and retain the best employees. Even organizations that are smaller will have to manage workplace diversity – they will have clients who are diverse, employees who are diverse, suppliers and vendors who are diverse. Managing workplace diversity is much more than […]