Diversity in the Workplace
For the first time in history, five distinct generations – Matures/Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, and Gen Z – are employed sided by side in the workplace. Each generation has distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits and motivational buttons. At work, generational differences can affect everything, including recruiting, building teams, dealing with change, motivating, managing, and maintaining and increasing productivity. Effective management of this multigenerational workforce is vital to longevity and success.
For this assignment:
1. Review the following policy regarding diversity in the workplace.
ABC Hospital and Clinics is committed to eliminate actions that oppress, exclude, limit or discriminate based on race, gender, ethnicity, financial ability, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age. We make every effort to make sure our employee workforce is representative and reflective of the communities in which our services are provided. ABC Hospital and Clinics ensure our workplace, policies, procedures, practices, and ongoing training will free any barriers.
2. Create an Age Diversity Training Program- You will create a training program for your employees highlighting the five generations. Describe each generation and the difference between the 5. Including the core values, attitudes, and expectations related to the workplace and management. Be sure to point out key differences between people in each of the generations such as communication preferences and learning styles. Include in your training program the following.
· An agenda for your training session including date, time, room, and topics to be covered
3. Summary- Propose how you as a supervisor or manager will help to bridge the generational divide and effectively manage a diverse workplace with your employees. Think of how generational differences in communication styles might affect misunderstandings, high employee turnover, difficulty in attracting employees and gaining employee commitment.
Use at least 3 different sources and APA style for documenting your sources.