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HR Guide to Workplace Diversity

written by: Fatima A.•edited by: Donna Cosmato•updated: 9/12/2011

Do you want to expand your knowledge about diversity in the workplace? Is there a need to understand the cultural differences of your co-workers and employees and to increase productivity? Use this hands-on guide to help you implement the best practices for working in a diverse environment.

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    Celebrate and embrace diversity in the workplace. Diversity is undoubtedly an issue of increasing importance in today's multicultural world. The modes of interaction have increased and so has communication among people on all societal levels. With these factors in mind, one has to wonder what role diversity training serves in the work place. Is it necessary? Will it bring more productivity, or simply hinder the normal workflow?

    It is said that more and more companies have to engage in cross-cultural communication than ever before. One reason is obviously attributed to the increased use of the Internet. But as we look closer, we realize that the world has become a global village where knowledge must be shared and ideas spread in order to maintain the rapid expectations of the economic, political, and scientific structures worldwide.

    Our guide is designed for professionals that are looking towards managing diversity in their respective workplaces. For an in-depth analysis of this issue and detailed theories, ideas, and practical advice, read and use the following list of articles so you can become a better trainer, manager or coworker through understanding and implementation.

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    Different cultures and backgrounds Why is Diversity Important in the Workplace?

    Have you contemplated the importance of diversity in the workplace? This excellent article not only details the different two kinds of diversity and its categories, but it also explains how to embrace it. Learn more about the key factors, which include loyalty, resourcefulness and an expanded knowledge pool, due to embracing diversity.

    What Are the Benefits of Cultural Diversity?

    Cultural diversity is a topic of great importance, and its relevance increases even more in workplaces due to frequent interaction. The article explains cultural diversity, the role of Emotional Intelligence or EQ, and how to use it properly. You will also learn the benefits of mastering EQ and find out why it is necessary.

    Fostering Diversity: Recognizing All the Benefits

    Do you want to build stronger bonds at your workplace? How about more motivation or more innovation? How would you like to see an improvement in communication skills? Is increasing tolerance important? What is the value of building strength and a better brand? These are some of the topics covered by this helpful article, which describes each benefit.

    The Importance of Diversity Awareness in Successful Project Teams

    Are you looking to increase productivity in project teams? This article explains the role of diversity awareness specifically targeted towards team management. It also explains the different benefits of increased awareness and how it helps to build a successful team.

    Diversity Training for the Workplace: Key Topics

    Find out some of diversity training’s key factors, which are listed in this helpful article. Have you ever wondered how simulations can help you develop better communication skills? The key topics discussed in this article include discrimination and effective communication among diverse cultures.

    Diversity Appreciation: Legal and Environmental Factors

    Are you looking for the legal meaning of diversity? This article summarizes diversity according to the law and describes different personality components relating to diversity. These components include environmental factors, innate and unchangeable factors, and organizational factors. A must read for project teams!

    Common Diversity Issues in the Workplace

    Almost all businesses these days, especially in cosmopolitan sections of cities and communities, have a large population of diverse employees in their workforce. This diverse environment can become chaotic if some issues are left unresolved. Read this helpful guide to identify and overcome these common issues so that you can take part in developing and promoting a positive attitude in your workplace.

    Activities for Promoting Workplace Diversity Awareness

    What better way to promote diversity than to engage in activities that foster a better environment? This article offers ideas for cultural parties, job rotation, team building and more. It also provides a list of activities that can turn your culturally diverse corporate culture into a strength instead of a weakness.

    Diversity Training for the Workplace: How to Make it Effective

    Are you unsure of how to make your diversity training effective and applicable to your particular work setting? This article discusses ways to develop and implement proper diversity training that is effective. Discover how you can apply this training in your work setting and make sure that you achieve the desired results.

    Ideas to Promote Diversity in the Workplace

    Are you searching for more ideas to promote diversity? This information is sure to transform how you will implement diversity measures in your workplace as it explains the essential components of proper diversity training and includes additional pointers. Learn about how to oversee a diversity task force, how to mentor, how to create volunteer diversity awareness programs and more.

    Do Diversity Measures Work? Benefits of a Well-Rounded Team!

    Are you wondering if diversity measures really work to promote growth and increase output? Are you unsure of which method to use or how to effectively carry out the training? This article will provide you with some examples of new methods and fresh ideas to get you started.

    10 Tips for Managing Diverse Employees

    This article lists some of the best tips for managing diversity in the workplace. Some of the topics include orientation programs and the maintenance of a diverse representation of senior management to set a healthy standard for the company. Discover ten excellent tips that can take your diversity awareness to a new level.

    Ways to Celebrate Various Cultures in the Workplace

    Do you need creative ideas for incorporating diversity in your workplace through celebrations and recognitions? This article gives you practical solutions and hands-on advice for your business. From bulletin boards to calendars, you will find a whole array of options to use when celebrating the various cultures in your workplace.

    Religion in the Work Environment

    Religion is a sensitive issue for most people and having the tools to foster a better understanding of diversity can increase religious tolerance and cultivate a better understanding in the workplace. Find out how you can avoid unnecessary issues and arguments among employees and co-workers through increased religious tolerance and diversity awareness.

    Increasing Diversity Awareness in Project Teams

    Diversity training among project teams is of the utmost importance due to its greater impact on the entire group. This article covers several important topics, such as upper management support in promoting diversity, the need to stay aligned with the team, and how to build meaningful relationships that respect the team members’ lives and diverse backgrounds.


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