Individual differences may include: Ability Age Belief systems/values Culture Expertise/experience/working styles Gender Interests Interpersonal style Etc.
Appropriate behaviours There are some working principles that can be considered: Openness Attentiveness Empathy Positive thinking Awareness Discovery Body language Sensitivity Etc.
Case study – Cultural difference
Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits 2.2 Contribute to the development of work place and professional relationships based on appreciation of diversity and inclusiveness
Developing workplace and professional relationships One of the key issues is to make sure that company and organisational policies support change in working with a diversity of people. With projected growth in the multi-cultural workforce in Australia, policies to facilitate change in the area of culture diversity will be essential.
Case study – Sponsored migration
Celebration of culture By becoming an Australian citizen, a migrant is demonstrating their commitment to the Australian nationality and way of life. The connection between citizenship and culture in Australia is celebrated annually on January 26 – a day known as Australia Day. Many citizenship investiture ceremonies are held on this day.
Affirmative action 'Affirmative action' is a policy approach to systemic discrimination against women within organisations and workplaces. Affirmative action is the name given to a wide range of programs undertaken by organisations to achieve equal employment opportunities for women. The approach of this policy model is to remove structural inequity that has become embedded in organisational practices and culture.
Case study – Females in engineering
Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits 2.3 Use work practices that make environments safe for all
Creating an emotionally safe environment In the field of cultural diversity, emotional safety is an important obligation because of the potential for conflict between cultural groups living within Australia.