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Barriers to Cultural Agility in the Workplace - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find lessons on barriers to cultural agility in the workplace. Utilize them with your employees in a variety of ways. These lessons cover cultural barriers to communication in the workplace and the different forms of workplace discrimination that can also take place. Provide these lessons for completely flexible study by your employees and teams. It's easy to assess their understanding using the lesson quizzes and chapter test.
How It Helps
- Educates employees on workplace discrimination: When employees understand what discrimination at the workplace looks like and the policies you have in place to combat it, they can feel good about having a comfortable work environment for everyone.
- Offers training versatility: Use this chapter and its lessons for corporate training meetings and workshops, new-hire training or refresher courses for seasoned employees.
- Promotes learning: Your employees will gain an understanding of cultural barriers to communication, discrimination in the workplace and the barriers to developing culturally agile employees.
Use this chapter to make sure your employees can do the following:
- Point out barriers associated with developing culturally agile employees
- Give examples of cultural barriers to workplace communication
- Discuss policies and practices for workplace discrimination
1. Barriers to Developing Culturally Agile Employees
Developing individual cross-cultural agility is an important skill that doesn't come naturally for everyone. This lesson details four common mistaken beliefs that lead to the development of cross-cultural barriers.
2. What Are Cultural Barriers to Communication in the Workplace? - Definition & Examples
A thriving global marketplace requires effective communication across cultures. Learn about the cultural barriers to communication in the workplace and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
3. What is Discrimination at the Workplace? - Forms, Policies & Practices
Employment discrimination is the unfair treatment of employees based on prejudices. The forms of discrimination can be dependent upon equal pay compensation, sexual orientation, national origin/language, sex, pregnancy, religion, disability, age and race.
4. Practical Application: Developing an Anti-Discrimination Workplace Policy
Discrimination, and any allegation of it, is a terrible thing for victims, for employees, for all of an organization's stakeholders. A strong anti-discrimination policy is one powerful way to protect the workplace from this significant problem.
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