Professionals in a business setting need to be aware of differences in culture, gender and ethnicity. Managers are the leaders in businesses and often referred to as the shot callers. They work closely with their employees in hopes to have a flourishing business. In order for this to happen, the manager has to be sensitive and aware of differences that exist in the company. Although some may this as babying the employees it is important to acknowledge and address these differences. Of course, there is a proper way to address their differences without making the employees feel uncomfortable.
A successful leader is a strong, open minded, yet sensitive person. In order to lead, one must know how to follow. In many cases managers overlook cultural differences out laziness and pure ignorance. In order to have a productive and efficient team the manager has to appeal to their interests. While being sensitive to others cultural beliefs and ethnic background, this can lead to and increase in the workers motivation on the job.
The job of a manager is no easy task, and it should be taken lightly. If a manager ever says his/her job is easy, then they are not doing it right. In addition to being sensitive to a persons gender, ethnic background, and culture, managers should also age into account.
In a business an aware manager is the best. Once employees know that the manager genuinely respects their personal beliefs, there is a mutal respect that is created between the two. In conclusion a manager should always remain aware and sensitive to their employees beliefs.
Cultural competence is essential when taking on leadership positions in a company or business. A manager should always value diversity because cultural assumptions could lead to the wrong conclusions about people. For example when talking to a woman who follows Islam and is a devout Muslim may feel uncomfortable if a male co-worker is...