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WORKFORCE DIVERSITY


How to Deal With Diversity in the Workplace


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here is diversity in the whole world that brings the richness and unique-


ness to different cultures and customs. However, it is a very bad aspect when the diversity leads to disparity too. However, with the world literally changing with time to become one global entity, diversi- ty is one factor that has come into play in all aspects of our lives and probably its ef- fect is clearly seen in a workplace. Diversity in a workplace is very com-


mon and it can be with the culture, reli- gion, sect or even race. However, these can actually be utilized to form a better working environment and can productive- ly help in making the company more cre- ative too. It is all about the point of view of tak-


ing or adapting to the diversity in the workplace. It is more common for people to form groups in the workplace and it is a very popular social behavior but if these groups are based on the negative aspects of the diversity, it can be very harmful for the work environment and the social envi- ronment as well. It is therefore the com- pany’s duty to get occasional audits and evaluations on their employees to monitor such negative influences. The people should also be encouraged


to actually tap their potential in accor- dance and together with their colleagues, irrespective of the diverse conditions. Then there are also people who actually take the diversity to another level and try to demean other people on its basis. This is a very tricky situation and it is


very important to deal with such situa- tions in the right objective too. These kinds of people are actually bullies and therefore, if other people just refuse to take their orders or domineering attitude, they are usually just deflated and they can be easily dealt with. However, in case a person has a stron-


ger negative personality than that, it is ad- visable that you should not remain in their vicinity as much as possible and report to the superiors in case the behavior is too much to take.


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It is also necessary that the enterprise


or the company should not encourage this kind of behavior by favoring any particu- lar group or sect. They should also take proper steps in case of complaints, to eradicate the problem completely. It is also ideal and quite the norm nowadays for companies to have their in house coun- selors that can help the workers deal with work related stress and they can also help with situations of diversity in the work- place too. There are some people that just close


up in the face of the diversity in workplace and they just refuse to adapt to the change. This is not a healthy attitude and the em- ployers should not just dictate such people because that might actually worsen the situation but the employees and the em- ployers should together try to harmonize the situation in this case. It is not easy to deal with diversity in workplace, but with time and patience it can be achieved, no matter for the em- ployees or the employers. Source: articlesbase.com


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