Let’s Be Lefty’s For a Day
DeVry University SOC-350N
March 6, 2014
Diversity in the work place is not anything new. It can be beneficial, as each person brings their own input, knowledge, culture and background to the table, but it can also cause problems for the same reason. Diversity is especially apparent when there is resentment, jealousy, unwillingness to be a part of a team, etc. As stated by Harvey and Allard:
Attempts to incorporate differences in age, gender, race, culture, sexual preference, and styles of being in their organizations to capitalize on the incredible potential diversity offers are occurring. Managing differences requires energy, commitment, tolerance, and finally, appreciation among all parties involved. Differences among people are not inherently good or bad; there is no “right” way to deal with differences. Learning to manage and ultimately appreciate differences requires learning, emotional growth, and stretching the boundaries of all participants. Although differences can be challenging, they also can lead to very important benefits, both to individuals, groups and organizations. Harvey, C., & Allard, M. J. (2012). Understanding and managing diversity . (p. 41). Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions. DOI: www.pearsoned.com
Diversity can also be created when someone in management abuses or utilizes their position to hire family members, as in the case that I experienced. It is common practice, when positions are opened for advancement within a company interviews are performed, whether they are internal or external. Although it has been many years ago, it is still something that makes you question some peoples ethics. My experience was during a time when an OR Coordinator position came open. I and several of the other nurses in the department were all planning to interview for the position, but to all of ours surprise, our director’s daughter in law was hired for the position. It was a shock to...