After reading “Self-Assessment and Dialogue as Tools for Appreciating Diversity” and watching the videos What Your Boss Wants: Business and Understanding our Biases and Assumptions, analyze and discuss why understanding diversity can effect essentially every level of the organizational process, including hiring, performance evaluations, the interview, and training and development. How might cultural misunderstandings create barriers to verbal and nonverbal communication? What strategies could you use personally to prevent bias and stereotyping of others, based on a better understanding of diversity in the workplace? What major techniques do you think would be effective to resolve workplace conflict related to cultural diversity?
Your initial post should be between 300 and 350 words. You must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the past five years. Cite all information from your sources according to APA guidelines as outlined in the In-Text Citation Helper: A Guide to Making APA In-Text Citations. List each of your sources at the end of your post according to APA style as shown in the sample page for References.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond substantively to at least two of your peers. Did they consider any areas that you did not in your posting? If you had differing areas of focus in your own posting, share these perspectives with your peers and discuss how diversity bias can affect one’s decision-making process (potentially even what direction a classmate took for this discussion). Continue to monitor this discussion board through 5 PM (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of the week. Be sure to also respond to your instructor’s comments to you in this forum by Day 7 (when applicable). Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.