Is your team in your workplace composed of people coming from different backgrounds or races? If you do, it may seem like a difficult task bringing people together to work as one team. However, you should know that these differences can provide broader views, wider experiences and skill sets.
In order to improve both employee and team relations, managing diversity is an important part of workplace harmony, regardless of cultural differences. It is possible to manage diversity at the office if you just know how to keep things in the right places.
When hiring your staff, you should hire based on their skill sets and not based on their backgrounds. Treat everyone equally, particularly minority groups, when interviewing for new positions. Don’t think that you’re doing a new employee a service by hiring from a minority group.
Regardless of your employees’ background, you should treat each of them equally. Make them feel important because of their skills; appreciate their efforts. Ethnic differences must not be allowed to create double standards. Appreciate the work and skill of all staff members.
According to an article published at Hopkins Medicine, “Diversity is not limited to race, gender or ethnicity – a diverse group includes people of different religions, sexual orientations, ages, work experiences, cultures, physical abilities, military experiences and educational backgrounds.”
For more on diversity, read the full article here: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/human_resources/workforce_diversity