How would you respond to these challenges? What might be the repercussions?

May 4th, 2015
Price: $10 USD

Question description

What is it like to be a minority within the majority culture?  Here are some diversity-related scenarios that you, as a manager, might tackle. Diversity is a very touchy subject, so I hope our discussions will dig deep and "go there" so we can truly learn from each other.

How would you respond to these challenges?  What might be the repercussions?

1.  A number of employees from the former Soviet Union speak Russian together when they're in the workplace - they sit together on break and at lunch and do not befriend "Americans."  Sometimes, they ask each other for work-related advice? Does it make you uncomfortable?  Should you try to make them change their behavior?  Why or why not?  How?

2.  A non-Christian employee doesn't want to participate in the festive daytime Christmas party, but goes reluctantly.  Everybody is there and having fun. She tries to stay in the background, but is ushered over to a very merry Santa who insists on giving her a present.  She leaves immediately, upset. Is she being unreasonable? Explain. How much should religion be accommodated in the workplace (this is a huge question, so just touch on it).

3.  What subcultures are you part of (race, religion, gender, Northerner, Southerner, it could be anything....)?  Have you ever felt uncomfortable at work because of your membership within a sub-culture? Were you accommodated appropriately?

Tutor Answer

(Top Tutor) Daniel C.
School: Duke University

Studypool has helped 1,244,100 students

Review from our student for this Answer

May 7th, 2015
"Awesome! Exactly what I wanted."
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1821 tutors are online

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors