Improving Interpersonal Communication in Todays Diverse Workplace
The Communication Model
SENDER -> ENCODES MESSAGE -> COMMUNICATION CHANNEL
-> RECEIVER -> DECODES MESSAGE
Growth and Flexibility (the willingness to attain personal growth and flexibility)
Generation Next: How Todays Talent Transition Will Rock Tomorrows Workplace video
Answer the following questions.
1. Using Wikipedia ( I know, what a shock to be assigned to use this site as a source,
but I do like the information presented here) define t
Which organizations confirm awards based on diversity?
Anywhere from non-profits to public and private organizations.
Describe the awards published by Diversityinc.com.
The awards published on Diversityinc.com are awards based on diverse
Diversity Training: Ideological Frameworks and Social Justice Implications
Diversity training is an increasingly common approach that organizations use to address
the realities and challenges of a diverse workforce and society and it is estimated to be a
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema, (Miner, H.)
Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings,
hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe
White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences
through Work in Womens Studies
Author lists 46 special privileges she (and other whites) take for granted daily - privileges not
enjoyed by nonwhites. Do you experien
Understanding Attribution Theory by Using Visual Literacy
Attribution: Attempting to explain why someone does something.
1. See someone doing something.
2. Judge the intention of the other person.
3. Draw conclusions about the cause of the action based up
To Be Asian in America (Meadows)
Who is included in the American Asian group?
China, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
The first Asians in America (conditions):
The Chinese were the first group to come to America becau
Thriving in a Multicultural Classroom
Outline of Key Points
I. Consideration of the emotions that can be involved in the multicultural learning process
1. Overlooking emotions involved in experiencing a multicultural curricula can
make the process even mo
Inventing Hispanics: A Diverse Minority Resists Begin Labeled (Etzioni)
Who are Hispanics?
Those from Latin America.
Describe the change in demographics:
Hispanics have overtaken African Americans, and have become the largest minority in
the United States
Workplace discrimination against veterans
Unemployment: Gulf War veterans faced 10.2% unemployment rates in 2009, vs. 18-24
year old male veterans who faced unemployment rates of 21.6%.
Lack of networks: Due to veterans relocating freque
Social Class: The Fiction of American Meritocracy
Define Meritocracy: rewards are bestowed upon those who have earned them. If individuals
face equality of opportunity, then ones social class position becomes a reflection of his or her
Religion in the U.S. Workplace
Major tenants of this religion (use pewforum.org or our text):
Due to certain beliefs in the Jewish religion, males are required to have a beard.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Religion:
Media Messages: The Shaping of Culture
What role does media play in creating our culture?
Media passes culture down to new generations and conveys it to newcomers.
Media become shapers of a culture by informing and incorporating ideas and practices
Read The Employee Who Couldnt First
Job Accommodation Network Search
Locate the following laws at http:/askjan.org/links/other.htm and describe the legal provisions of
ADA: Gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar
Immigration: Cultural Transmission Today, M. June Allard
1. Expected retirement of the first wave of baby boomers with not enough younger
people in the workforce to replace them.
2. Significant downsizing of the Northeast and Midwest p
Emotional Connection of Distinguishing Differences and Conflict, Parker, C. G
Managing differences is not an individual process; it is interactive among individuals, p. 30.
How are differences often managed?
What are positive aspects