MSPM1-GC1020 The Diversity Factors Plan

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The Diversity Factors Matrix Intercultural Business Communications In-Class Group Number: 2 Course ID Number: MSPM1-GC1020.200 Date: 4th February 2019 Identify and Rank (Prioritize) Relevant ‘Human’ Factors related to a Diversity Factors Plan 1 = Low Importance 2 = Important 3 = High Importance Workforce Diversity Diversity Management Factor Organizational Factors: Organizational development People management: attract and retain People management: team People management teamwork People management: international Knowledge management Product development Service development Customer service Other Compliance Factors: Equal opportunity Equity Access Harassment Discrimination Occupational health Safety Discrimination Occupational health Safety Other Rank X X X X X X X X X 3 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 X X X 1 2 2 X X X X X X 3 2 3 3 2 3 Workforce Diversity Diversity Management Factor Market Factors: Industry relations Government relations X X 1 Rank 2 3 Customer Diversity Rank X X X 2 2 3 X X X X X 1 2 1 2 3 X 3 Customer Diversity Rank Community relations Domestic marketing Other International marketing Other X X X 2 2 3 3 X X 2 2 The Diversity Factors Matrix In-Class Exercise Intercultural Business Communications MSPM1-GC1020 Edward Kleinert The case for investing time, effort, and resources in the processes of managing cultural diversity, is a compelling initiative for organizations. It is important to identify critical areas that impact on your business operations and to establish a clear statement as to the benefits that you aim to achieve from your investment of time, budget, and other resources. The ‘Diversity Factors Matrix’ is a tool to facilitate the process of identifying factors for which you will need to be sensitive to (address) workforce or customer cultural diversity. This tool uses an integrated diversity management framework to capture and prioritize relevant ‘human’ factors, and to help inform the need to intervene and invest resources. To help factor diversity into decision-making, planning, and operations. Examples Include: The Organizational Factor, of attraction and retention. The question: is the attraction and retention of culturally diverse members of the workforce is critical to your business…? The Compliance Factor, of legal and regulatory obligations. The question: is equal employment opportunity compliance an ‘obligation’ for your workforce and is a diverse workforce important to your customers (stakeholders.) You might determine that it is, and your diversity (or lack of) is, and it requires attention. In this example, you would check that box, but rank it high on the scale of importance to your organization. However, you may already have an approach that is effective, equitable, and in compliance. In this example, you would check that box, but rank it low on the scale of importance to your organization. The Market Factor, of aligning service with the market place (customer base.) The question: if you are not marketing or planning to market internationally, you would not select from the workforce or customer columns. But if you are planning to market to an overseas target market, you would check the workforce cultural diversity box and rank it high, because current or potential employees from your target market would be valuable assets in this area. 1 The Diversity Factors Matrix Example Identify and Rank (Prioritize) Relevant ‘Human’ Factors related to a Diversity Factors Plan 1 = Low Importance 2 = Important 3 = High Importance Workforce Diversity X X X Diversity Management Factor Organizational: Attract and Retain Compliance: Equal Opportunity Marketing: International Marketing Rank 2 1 3 Customer Diversity Rank X X 1 2 In-Class Exercise (Group): The Diversity Factors Matrix: Working together in a group, develop a ‘Diversity Factors Matrix,’ for a sample assigned organization, to facilitate the process of identifying factors for which you will need to address workforce or customer cultural diversity planning process. You may add specific factors to your matrix that align with your sample assigned organization. 1. 2. 3. 4. Select a ‘Recorder’ (the ‘Documentation Specialist’) to document your discussion Select a ‘Timekeeper’ to ensure that you stay on schedule Select a ‘Spokesperson’ to report on your efforts Complete the exercise as a group and upload it to the ‘Assignment Drop Box’ (GROUP EXERCISE) on the course Home Page (the ‘Documentation Specialist’ must do the upload) 2 The Diversity Factors Matrix Identify and Rank (Prioritize) Relevant ‘Human’ Factors related to a Diversity Factors Plan 1 = Low Importance 2 = Important 3 = High Importance Workforce Diversity Diversity Management Factor Organizational Factors: Organizational development People management: attract and retain People management: team People management teamwork People management: international Knowledge management Product development Service development Customer service Other Compliance Factors: Equal opportunity Equity Access Harassment Discrimination Occupational health Safety Discrimination Occupational health Safety Other Market Factors: Industry relations Government relations Community relations Domestic marketing Other International marketing Other 3 Rank Customer Diversity Rank Individual Assignment (Individual) The Diversity Factors Plan: Effective management of diversity, including cultural diversity, involves identifying and addressing the ‘human factors’ relevant to your general business and specific project processes. Write an ‘Executive Summary’ (narrative) of not more than two (2) pages in length, regarding the importance of the ‘Diversity Factors Plan.’ Include in your discussion answers to each of the following questions. • • • • What are the benefits for organizations that factors diversity into decision-making, planning, and operations…? Why are ‘Organizational Factors’ important to the organization…? Why are ‘Compliance Factors’ important to the organization…? Why are ‘Market Factors’ important to the organization…? In this assignment, you will be articulating an understanding of the use of this tool (the ‘Diversity Factors Matrix,’) to inform and facilitate the building of the ‘Diversity Factors Plan’ for managing cultural diversity. Discuss the three key factors of this plan as you understand them. Each written assignment will be reviewed for accuracy, relevance, and its relationship to the lecture, the discussion, the group exercise, assigned readings, and any of the associated resources and reading briefs on the on the course homepage. An ‘exemplary’ score (10 of 10 points) will reflect a foundational understanding of the diversity factors plan for managing cultural diversity; it should be focused from the perspective of a manager and include a discuss ion of the three key factors of this process. An ‘effective’ score (8 of 10 points) will reflect an understanding of the essentials of ‘cultural diversity management in an organization,’ and how it is executed. An ‘ineffective’ score (0-7.9 points) will reflect a paper that is poorly organized and difficult to read; one that does not flow logically from one part to another; one that does not discuss the assigned topic. If the paper is late, does not follow the required format (please see below,) has spelling and/or grammatical errors, includes technical terms that are not defined (or poorly defined,) and/or has a lack of clarity and conciseness, then the paper will be subject to point reductions. 4 Submission Format: Written Assignments: All written assignment must be word processed, with a 12pt font size, be double spaced, include page numbers, submitted on the scheduled due date, saved using the appropriate file naming convention, and delivered as an MS Word file (not as a .PDF) to the appropriate ‘Assignments’ drop box on the course homepage. Reports and/or papers that are submitted after the due date will be automatically reduced in score by twenty percent (20%) before they are read. All written reports must be submitted with a cover sheet; Failure to include a cover sheet will result in an automatic reduction in points. The cover sheet must include the following information: Student Name: Course Name: Course ID: The Assignment Name: The Date: EXAMPLE: Jane Doe Intercultural Business Communications MSPM1‐GC1020 The Diversity Factor Plan xx/xx/xx Delivery Channel: Upload the completed ‘Group Exercise’ to the ‘Assignment’ (GROUP EXERCISE) drop box on the course home page. The ‘Documentation Specialist’ for the Group exercise is responsible for uploading the group template. Upload the completed ‘Individual Report’ to the ‘Assignment’ (INDIVIDUAL) drop box on the course home page. File Naming Convention: The following naming convention should be used when submitting, Individual, Group, or Team assignments: Course Number Assignment Name Individual/Team Name Semester Abbreviation Group Example: MSPM1-GC1020 Diversity Factors Matrix Group Number xxxx Individual Example: MSPM1-GC1020 Diversity Factor Plan Your Name xxxx 5 Individual Assignment: The Diversity Factors Plan The Diversity Factors Plan: Effective management of diversity, including cultural diversity, involves identifying and addressing the ‘human factors’ relevant to your general business and specific project processes. Write an ‘Executive Summary’ (narrative) of not more than two (2) pages in length, regarding the importance of the ‘Diversity Factors Plan.’ Include in your discussion answers to each of the following questions. • • • • What are the benefits for organizations that factors diversity into decisionmaking, planning, and operations…? Why are ‘Organizational Factors’ important to the organization…? Why are ‘Compliance Factors’ important to the organization…? Why are ‘Market Factors’ important to the organization…? In this assignment, you will be articulating a critical understanding on the use of this tool (the ‘Diversity Factors Matrix,’) to facilitate the building of the 'Diversity Factors Plan' for managing cultural diversity. Discuss the key factors of this plan as you understand them. Written Assignments: All written assignment must be word processed, with a 12pt font size, be double spaced, include page numbers, submitted on the scheduled due date, saved using the appropriate file naming convention, and delivered as an MS Word file (not as a .PDF) to the appropriate ‘Assignments’ drop box on the course homepage. It must be submitted with a cover sheet; Failure to include a cover sheet will result in an automatic reduction in points. The cover sheet must include the following information: Student Name: Course Name: Course ID: The Assignment Name: The Date: ...
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