Friday, October 17, 2014

Situations that reveal biasness in workplace environment



The enhancement of technology all around, the opening up of the world economy and globalization of markets are some of the key forces that reveal organizations need to innovate. Thus, the dynamics of the current corporate environment hints that more creative and innovative you are, more will be your chances to excel.  This is probably the reason why employers and firms have acknowledged the immense fruitfulness of encouraging diversity jobs, promoting diversity in workplace and fetching talents from different corners to build up an enriched manpower resource.  

However, encouraging jobs diversity is not as easy as it might sound. All the efforts of the organization can become futile if the management fails to understand the challenges of diversity in workplace. Slightest of mistake can make the management appear biased! Therefore, you need to analyze where these firms go wrong.

·         System related errors

Some workplaces make strict rules about dress codes. Some others follow a specific mode for advertising that they have vacancies. Yet few others encourage candidates who represent a specific background.  Although these firms  do not mean to discriminate between their employees, such systems automatically promote biasness! Actually, when you specify a dress code you actually target towards the beliefs and customs of a particular community or creed. Same unintentional mistake  prevails in  case of the advertising modes and background specifications of job applicants too. 

·         Attitudinal flaws of the management

Some employers have a typical tendency of favoring employees who belong to their caste, creed, community or sex. Although these employers might not have anything in mind and might  encourage diversity jobs instead, their intentions are looked upon with skepticism. You can consider this as serious management diversity error that needs  meticulous training. 

·         Inhospitable work environment

There are times when the employees are the actual culprits and the management is unnecessarily held responsible for discouraging workplace environment.  It has often been found that lack of transparency between the management and the workforce encourages such situations. When you remain oblivious your staffs and do not know what they do, you indirectly support the malpractices that they encourage in workplace. 

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