How Does Your Company or Organization View Diversity?

September 5, 2009 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: Culture and Diversity 

diversityABC How Does Your Company or Organization View Diversity?It’s funny but unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few years, it seems as though the words diver­sity and diver­sity aware­ness have been thrown around a lot by orga­ni­za­tions. Many of them, both for profit and non-profit, have focused their atten­tion on diver­sity and have made a strong argu­ment as to the impor­tance of hav­ing a diverse work­force who under­stands diver­sity and has a min­i­mal level of diver­sity awareness.

What I find inter­est­ing is that many, in an attempt to ensure that their orga­ni­za­tion embraces diver­sity, go the route of hav­ing their per­son­nel take diver­sity courses cov­er­ing the dif­fer­ent types of peo­ple that exist in the world. Many of these same courses spend much of their time going over the aspects of either the dif­fer­ent cul­tures or the dif­fer­ent lifestyles that cus­tomers or fel­low work­ers may have. They have a ten­dency of sim­ply focus­ing on tol­er­ance or “leav­ing your biases at the door” when com­ing into work. Treat­ing every­one as equals is impor­tant, but there is a more impor­tant aspect to diver­sity that many orga­ni­za­tions are com­pletely miss­ing the boat on!  Read more

You Can Discover Culture on Social Media and Social Networking Sites These Days!

July 18, 2009 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: Culture and Diversity 

With the big buzz in the recent years about social media and social net­work­ing, it’s kind of hard to avoid the terms, Twit­ter, Face­book, MySpace and the like. It seems when you turn on the news in the morn­ing or lis­ten to the radio on the way to and from work, you’ll always here some­one use the phrase, “and the big thing on Twit­ter this morn­ing seems to be…” or some­thing sim­i­lar to that. (You can almost insert many other social media and social net­work­ing sites in place on Twit­ter.) What’s the dif­fer­ence between Social Media and Social Net­work­ing? Check out Read more

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