Creating a Climate for Diversity: Tip #2 - Develop Multicultural Interaction Skills
Help employees develop the skills they need to effectively communicate, resolve conflict and solve problems in culturally diverse environments. Such skills include the ability to communicate across cultural differences, the ability to resolve diversity-based conflict, the ability to provide coaching and mentoring for a diverse range of employees, and the ability to contribute to the creation of culturally empowered environments. Keep in mind that organizational members will not develop these skills overnight. However, with ongoing developmental opportunities and the chance to apply newly developed skills on the job, increased competency levels will become evident, and will have a positive impact on both individual and organizational performance. In addition, by providing continuous opportunities for development, you will demonstrate your commitment to the creation of a culturally inclusive workplace.
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Welcome to The Diversity Blog!
America is one of the most culturally diverse societies on earth. Whether it is based on race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability or communication style, you are more likely than ever to find yourself in a diverse organizational setting. Because of this, it is imperative that we develop skills that allow us to communicate, resolve conflict and solve problems in culturally diverse settings. Through this blog, I will provide you with specific tips, information, resources and tools that will allow you to function more effectively in diverse organizational environments. I will cover a wide variety of communication, conflict resolution and diversity topics including:
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Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes is an author, speaker, coach and consultant. He helps his clients develop the skills needed to communicate, resolve conflict, solve problems and improve performance in diverse organizational settings.