We stop seeing people unrealistically as imitation of ourselves and stop expecting them to react in the same way as we do. 4. Why is diversity so essential to a balanced and successful workplace and indeed, to a balanced society? How can it be achieved? If we were all the same we would all want to do and be the same things.
Work Effectively with Diversity Assessment Activity 1: Recognize and respect individual differences in colleague’s clients and customers. 1. How can individual differences in colleagues and clients be recognized within a workplace? Individual differences in colleagues, clients and customers can include any of the following, age, belief systems/values, culture, expertise/experience/working styles, gender, interpersonal style, interests, language, physical characteristics and abilities, mental abilities, politics, race, religion, sexual orientation and thinking and learning styles. Simply it’s about realizing that not all people are the same.
Embracing Diversity in the Workplace Pamela R. Tsapalas Devry University “Cultural diversity is the idea that every person can make a unique contribution because of, rather than in spite of, their differences” (Belfield, n.d.). Culture is what defines us; it is what influences our behavior. People use their culture to judge other cultures, which can create prejudice and discrimination. The challenge is to learn about different cultures, respect their differences and value what they have to offer. Cultural diversity brings different experiences, languages and new ways of thinking that can benefit organizations.
By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued. Equality: Equality means treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs. Inclusion: whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. Full d active participation, feeling respected, feeling a sense of belonging, being valued for who you are. 1.2- Indirect Discrimination: Indirect discrimination occurs when policies and practices, which appear neutral or fair because they are applied to everyone, actually disadvantage people and particular groups within society.
A diversity approach aims to recognise value and manage difference to enable all employees to contribute and realise their full potential. Diversity challenges us to recognise and value all sorts of differences in order to make our environment a better place for everyone to work. Equality- Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways. Equality focuses on those areas covered by the law, namely the key areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender and Age.
I consider that creating and maintaining a diverse workforce and supplier base is one of the Alliant Energy’s missions. They believe different culture, gender, race, age, physical and mental abilities, lifestyles, education and background allow the group as a whole to see and create more angles, perspectives, individual’s talents and ideas. However, because of their big diversity in the company, training is a plus. It will help employees to better understand the range of perspectives offered by a diverse workforce and their benefits. Also, it will eliminate any mistrust, communication problem, misunderstanding, conflict resolution, and lower group cohesiveness.
Diversity challenges us to recognize and value all sorts of differences in order to make our environment a better place for everyone to work. | Diversity is visible and non-visible differences which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, race, personality disability, age, gender belief are religion. | Equality | Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognizes that their needs are met in different ways. | Equality focuses on those areas covered by the law, Equal wages for the employees with same qualification, experience doing the same job.
Unit 503; Champion Equality, Diversity and inclusion Diversity Diversity means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences. Diversity therefore consists of visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics including background, culture, personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age. Equality Equality is about creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and everyone can fulfil their potential.
1. In relation to your chosen workplace / place of learning, provide examples of policies / codes of conduct that encourage and / or protect equality and diversity. Equality and Diversity are important in the Workforce as they underpin how an organisation delivers its services and helps to develop its workforce. Equality is based on the legal obligation to comply with anti-discrimination legislation. Equality protects people from being discriminated against on the grounds of group membership i.e.
SHC 33: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1. Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion. 1.1 Explain what is meant by: Diversity Equality Inclusion. Diversity is about difference, and the value of diversity is the richness and variety that different people bring to society. There are so many ways in which people can differ from each other, including, for example: Appearance Gender Race Culture Ability Talent Beliefs.