6 capitalizing on workforce diversity as diversity

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6. Capitalizing on Workforce Diversity As diversity grows in both society and the workplace, interacting and communicating with your coworkers will present specific challenges and rewards. It is important to be sensitive to the diverse backgrounds of your coworkers and to understand how to navigate an increasingly diverse workplace. Which of the following are appropriate strategies for communication in diverse workplaces? Check all that apply. Work with others like you. Develop healthy bias. Build on similarities. Make fewer assumptions. Seek training. Learn about your cultural self. Use stereotypes to understand others. Explanation: Successful communicators learn about their cultural selves and seek diversity training to understand the value of differences between cultures. They try not to make assumptions based on their own cultural understandings but instead to build on similarities. Points: 0.43 / 1 Close Explanation
Read the following scenarios, and choose the best answer for the following questions. At a team meeting, your manager addresses some of the discord between your team members and suggests that your team should work individually instead of as a group. She asks if anyone has an opinion on the subject. You know that there are often tough times when working in a group, but in the end your team always produces great results. What could you say to convince your manager to keep your team working together?
You don’t wish to work alone because you would have to stay at work longer. Diverse teams made up of people with different experiences are better able to create products that the market requires. Points: 0 / 1 Close Explanation
You are a manager at a greeting card company. One afternoon an employee comes to you seeking advice on how to deal with diversity challenges in his workgroup. What is the best piece of advice you can give him?

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