Q: What is the workforce diversity according to you?
A; Work force diversity is used to define in which people in an organization are the same in some aspect and different in other aspects as well. While the are other elements of the work force diversity that is protected by law, the most common work force similarities and differences include language skills of the employees, the education background, sexual orientation and even elements of personality(Grumbach, Munoz, Coffman, Rosenoff, Gandara, & Sepulveda,2003).
Q: How do you manage work force diversity?
A; In the healthcare organization like ours, diversity is applied in three main aspects, which include elements of inclusiveness, diversity and cultural competency. The organization has to serve the all people all backgrounds taking special interest of the minority people. Inclusiveness is used to create a welcoming environment for all the workers and the public that come for our services.
Q; How do you plan to increase work force diversity?
A; One way in which the cultural views of the work force are taken care of is by following using questionnaires during job evaluation that ask people if their cultural views were met. The inclusivity element is import since it enables the organization have a diverse workforce that can deal with the background issues that the patients. The process of managing the diverse work force is improved by first identifying the metrics that will be tracked and then closely following the employee’s engagement to see what need to improved as a measure of inclusivity (Schwartz , Posner, Jaffe, Vaghjimal, & Mullan, 2000)..
Q; What is the impact of the diversity in the workplace on the organization?
A;I must say that having a diverse workforce is very challenging to manage but very fulfilling at the same time. There is lots of learning and tolerance in the employees that is exciting.
Grumbach,K., Munoz, C., Coffman, J., Rosenoff, E., Gandara, P., & Sepulveda, E. (2003). Strategies for improving the diversity of the health professions, Woodland Hills, CA: The California Endowment.
Schwartz, A. L., Posner, G., Jaffe, E.,Vaghjimal, A., & Mullan, F. (2000) The case for more U.S. medical students, New England Journal of Medicine, 343(3), 213-217.