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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]