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Please respond the following discussion post Ass peer making a comment. Today’s workforce is made up of people from different races, ages, genders, religions and lifestyles. Many organizations recognize that the workforce is changing, and they are working to build a work environment in which diversity and differences are appreciated and valued so that employees can work to their fullest potential. It is the job of the management of an organization to fit together those different bits of mosaic in a pleasant, harmonized way and maximize the capabilities and talents of each employee. Diversity can lend a competitive advantage to an organization if skillfully managed, but if not, an organization can be negatively affected by having an unwelcoming work environment.
A diverse working culture would be beneficial to an organization in numerous ways, especially in terms of its productivity and efficiency. When diversity is properly managed, the result is that all people would feel valued and consider themselves important no matter what their differences are. Giving employees the chance to work with various people who bring different skills and opinions to the table would help them realize that everyone is valued and important for different reasons. Feeling valued would have a positive impact and could improve the morale of each worker, encouraging positivity and productivity in the workplace.
1. Conscious leadership
Organizations mirror the actions and personality of the individual at the top. This is the kind of person people want to follow. The authentic, open person. Conscious Leaders are the ones who inspire loyalty and consistent high performance in their teams.
2. Stakeholder orientation
Conscious leaders know the importance of taking into account all of their stakeholders. You’re never going to become a premium brand by only focusing on the shareholders. The really important factors for long-term business success are the employees and customers, and often the vendors and community as well. Take care of them and they will take care of you.
3. Conscious culture
A values-based culture is one that is intentional about how people act and perform. When a culture is not defined and enforced, your people aren’t all moving in the same direction.
4. Higher purpose
Finally, the company should be in business to do more than just make money. Great leaders realize that in order to become successful over the long term, you must provide true value. That comes from passionate people getting inspired about their work.
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