Why Diversity Training Often Fails

By |2018-12-06T03:46:34-08:00November 16th, 2018|Businesses|

Why Diversity Training Often Fails In recent years, many organizations  have been proactive when it comes to diversity and inclusion training. This definitely is not only a moral thing to do, but a right thing to do as the North American workforce becomes increasingly diverse. When effective training is offered in the workplace, then productivity [...]

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No Diversity at Vancouver’s City Hall

By |2018-10-26T00:18:39-08:00October 26th, 2018|Businesses|

Approximately 50 percent of Vancouver’s population is people of colour. In recent municipal elections, not one person of colour was elected. However, some ground was made when it came to female representation, eight of the ten councillors elected were female. Ken Sim of Asian descent was defeated by less than 900 votes by Stewart Kennedy, [...]

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Diversity in Hollywood – Crazy Rich Asians

By |2018-09-10T18:00:53-08:00September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians" was No. 1 for two weekends in a row at the box office in North America, and so far generated over $135 million in ticket sales. Hopefully this movie is a turning point for not only the Asian cast, but also for other actors of color in Hollywood. The last [...]

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Starbucks to Shut Down for Racial Bias Training

By |2018-09-10T18:28:00-08:00April 26th, 2018|Businesses|

   Starbucks to Shut Down for Racial Bias Training   Starbucks will close 8,000 stores across the US on May 29th for racial bias training to its 175,000 employees. This comes about after the store manager called the police on the two patrons, African American, who were simply waiting for a friend. The taped incident [...]

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How to Successfully Lead a Diverse Team

By |2018-09-10T18:29:05-08:00February 20th, 2018|Businesses|

    How to Successfully Lead a Diverse Team   In today’s changing global work environment, many employees speak a variety of languages. And they often have different customs and values. Leaders need to shift their managerial style if they wish to successfully lead a  multicultural team. One of the biggest challenges facing many managers [...]

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Diversity Ineffectiveness: Recognize and Avoid

By |2018-09-10T18:21:11-08:00February 6th, 2018|Businesses|

Diversity Ineffectiveness: Recognize and Avoid Today's workforce is much more diverse than only ten years ago not only in North America, but also in many other parts of Europe. Every employee in any organization from the top to the bottom needs diversity and cross-cultural sensitivity training and education. They also need to undergo a series [...]

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Wage Disparity in Hollywood Persist

By |2018-01-22T00:29:43-08:00January 22nd, 2018|Organization|

No one said life is fair, especially in Hollywood, which has been in the spotlight recently again for all the wrong reasons. This time Hollywood has been rocked by the wage disparity between male and female actors. Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million, while his counterpart, Michelle Williams, paid only $1,000 for shoot on All [...]

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Racism on a World Stage: Where is the Common Sense?

By |2018-01-15T03:04:46-08:00January 15th, 2018|Organization|

  Diversity in any organization or society usually brings strength because it allows different points of views to flourish instead of narrow minded thinking. This is more vital today than ever before due to globalization. While many business leaders believe that diversity is beneficial, but it does not help the world move forward when one [...]

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Diversity Needed in Film and Television

By |2018-09-10T18:23:06-08:00January 8th, 2018|Organization|

  Diversity Needed in Film and Television   In recent months Hollywood has been rocked by sexual allegations by various male and female actors, which includes prominent icons such as Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow. One time powerful Hollywood men, such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey who were untouchable are now being crushed by [...]

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Stereotyping in the Workplace has Severe Consequences

By |2017-11-14T03:30:16-08:00November 14th, 2017|Businesses|

Stereotyping is a bias, an inflexible belief about a person, group or culture. Apparently one of the biggest underlying elements that can tear-down the cohesiveness's in a diverse multicultural workforce is stereotyping. Another definition provided by Stedman Graham in in his book Diversity Leaders not Labels suggest a stereotype might be an exaggerated image or [...]

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