Starbucks to Shut Down for Racial Bias Training

By |2018-09-10T18:28:00-07:00April 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 |2018-09-10T18:29:05-07:00February 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 |2018-09-10T18:21:11-07:00February 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 |2018-01-22T00:29:43-07:00January 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 |2018-01-15T03:04:46-07:00January 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 |2018-09-10T18:23:06-07:00January 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 |2017-11-14T03:30:16-07:00November 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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Advantages of a Diverse Workforce

By |2017-07-26T16:56:29-07:00July 26th, 2017|Organization|

At one time, many organizations tried to reflect the changing society by having a diverse ( multicultural) workforce because it was a right thing to do. I remember working at one radio station where they were pressured by various institutions, including the CRTC to have more female broadcasters. And they eventually did by hiring just one [...]

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Diversity Training is Necessary to Avoid Lawsuits

By |2017-07-14T01:34:16-07:00July 14th, 2017|Employement|

It is a fact that many organizations in North America now have a workforce that comprises of different ethnic backgrounds, different religions, people with disabilities and the LGBT group. To avoid misunderstanding and cultural clashes in the workplace, diversity and cultural sensitivity training are a must. And this should be done on a regular basis. [...]

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Removing Toxic Work Environment

By |2017-07-05T23:37:20-07:00July 5th, 2017|Businesses|

Many of us at one time or another have worked in a toxic environment that result in feelings of being unwanted and unappreciated. Such work environment is neither beneficial for the employee or the company, especially when it comes to cultural harmony, productivity and profits. Toxic environment could refer to many elements in the workplace, such [...]

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