accommodating to the different groups of people in the workplace by addressing

Accommodating to the different groups of people in

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accommodating to the different groups of people in the workplace by addressing their work styles and family needs (Frederick, 2014). Additionally, managers need to promote diversity awareness in their organizations by shunning prejudice and stereotyping. Rather than making assumptions and attributing actions to an employee’s background, OB helps managers to treat each employee as an individual. Miner (2015), also affirms that today’s managers must shift their philosophy from treating everybody alike to recognizing the differences of their employees and responding to those difference in ways that reduce labor turnover and ensure greater productivity. Importantly, managers must foster respectful treatment of minority groups in their organizations. To manage diversity successfully, managers need to be open- minded and encourage their employees to work in diverse groups (Miner, 2015). Working in diverse teams helps to break down the cultural misunderstandings, and this helps employees to value one another on an individual basis (Frederick, 2014). Management of virtual employees is a challenge that today’s managers are facing because of the difference in time
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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 4 zones. Motivating and training employees who are thousands of miles away can be a difficult task. Nevertheless, OB can provide managers with valuable insights to stimulate innovation and change. Organizational behavior (OB) provides opportunities to address the many challenges faced by organizations. In today’s business environment, competition is stronger than before. Therefore, OB helps managers to create a positive work environment and develop resilience.
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