Ensure that organizational policies and practices support a diverse workforce. For example, many top diversity practitioners reward managers for effective diversity management in the form of bonuses and merit increases. They also recognize the holidays and celebrations of various cultural groups, ensure that the physical environment (such as artwork, posters and other visual displays) reflects an appreciation for diversity, and develop compensation practices that fit the needs of diverse organizational members.
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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.