Exercise 1: Diversity Questionnaire
1. Do you recognize and challenge the perceptions, assumptions, and biases that affect your thinking? Almost always
2. Do you think about the impact of what you say or how you act before you speak or act? Almost always
3. Do you do everything you can to prevent the reinforcement of prejudices, including avoiding using negative stereotypes when you speak? Almost always
4. Do you encourage people who are not from the dominant culture to speak out on their concerns, and do you respect those issues? Frequently
5. Do you speak up when someone is making a racial, sexual, or other derogatory remarks, or is humiliating another person? Almost always
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Continuing to educate myself and travel the world seeing how other cultures are will make me a better communicator.
4. Would you have scored differently if you had participated in this questionnaire before taking this course?
I would not have scored differently had I taken this questionnaire before taking this course. I feel with my background, training, beliefs and values, I am a very culturally aware individual whom has a duty to stand up for what is right.
5. What have you learned about yourself by taking this course and learning about diversity and culture?
I have learned a lot about the different cultures and why they think the way they do. I have traveled to a few of them and now see why they acted the way they did when I was there. (Korea and the Middle East) Knowing about how a culture has come to be, the role of religion and philosophers, government, and communication differences allows a person to better understand other people.
Exercise 2: Mini Case Studies
Mini Case Study 2, “Race/National Origin and the Workplace”
1. What is the major problem that Bryan faces?
The major problem Bryan faces is that he works for a racist boss who has some influence over his career. Bryan felt he would have had some reprisal if he has confronted his boss about his illegal racist comment that directly affected Bryan because of his Mexican wife. Unfortunately, it is a common occurrence in the workplace that creates a hostile environment for those affected.
2. If you were a regional manager- like John in this case- and you were suspicious of your employees, how could you properly handle this situation?
If I were a regional manager like John, I would have just left out the racist comment and told Bryan to keep his eyes out for any suspicious activity that would lead him to believe someone was stealing. I would suggest Bryan speak with his employees, questioning everyone in any suspicious behavior or knowledge of any wrong doing.
Exercise 3: Asking Good Questions
My interview is of a fellow Warrant Officer who is an Instructor Pilot here at Easy Company, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Stuttgart...