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Contain negative connotations Assume that all members of a group have the same characteristics Roadblocks to valuing diversity Ethnocentrism The belief that one’s own group or subculture is inherently superior to other groups or cultures Monoculturalism A culture that accepts only one way of doing things and one set of values and beliefs
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9/04/2019 12 Cultivating cultural diversity Organisations can aim for: Pluralism Where the organisation accommodates several subcultures, and include employees who would otherwise feel isolated and ignored Ethnorelativism Where organisation views groups and subcultures as inherently equal Factors affecting women’s careers The glass ceiling Invisible barrier that separates women and minorities from top management positions The opt-out trend Dropping out of mainstream careers
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9/04/2019 13 Diversity challenges More women in the workforce More dual-career couples Employees with disabilities Need to address issues of: Work-life balance conflicts Harassment at work Accommodating workers with disabilities Demands for equal employment opportunities Challenges of multi-cultural companies Managers must develop new skills and awareness to handle the unique challenges of global diversity Expatriates (employees who live and work in a country other than their own) Must adjust to new conditions
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9/04/2019 14 Achieving cultural competence Cultural competence refers to the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures 5 steps to implementing diversity plan: Uncover diversity problems Strengthen top management commitment Choose solutions to fit a balanced strategy Demand results Maintain momentum Current responses to diversity Enhancing structures and policies Expanding recruitment efforts Establishing mentor relationships Increasing awareness of sexual harassment Using multicultural teams
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9/04/2019 15 In-lecture activity MCQs through Mindtap (only available for 1 week from lecture date) Remember, some of these MCQs will appear at your final exam! Assessment 2 Think of it as building a strong house start with a strong foundation – theory and concepts from topic 2 mainly then build walls -examples from org are aligned to the concepts and theory? Nail the roof - If so how, if not, why? Turnitin submit early – revise issues highlighted go to tute in week 6 to see good samples and feedback from tutor
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9/04/2019 16 Next week… Topic 7 - Organisational culture and the global environment Samson, Donnet and Daft (2017), Chapters 3 and 4 Pre-Lecture Activity (complete via publisher site - Mindtap) - Are you fit for managerial uncertainty?
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