What is the percentage of ethnicity and gender in these organizations?

Need Help With your assignment? Get expert academic writing assistance! We can write any paper on any subject within the tightest time.

Hire A Writer

Reply to these using 325 Disc 7.3 as reading material
STUDENT 1: Mic Var
Hello class,
Here is my reflection and response to this week’s discussion. It’s a long one.
Diversity and inclusion allow organizations to be more inclusive of different ideas, cultures, and lifestyles, leading to improved company culture. However, I never thought about inclusion, Diversity, and gender influence until I started working for my current employer, where they hire the best employees from a diverse and often untapped candidate pool. In the past, it was tough because it was a political game on who was who and the network you were involved with.
As I reflect on the articles, Diversity Wins, How Inclusion Matters, Delivering through Diversity, and Why Diversity Matters, they all shed some light on the statistics on the success of companies by having a diverse, inclusive organization.
The article, Diversity wins: How inclusion matter, discusses how organizations, precisely the Diversity of the executive team, have grown from 15% in 2014 to 36%, and those with more Diversity show 25% more likely to have above-average profitability (Dixon et al. t., 2020). Another fact was that the companies with more than 30% of women executives were more likely to outperform companies with fewer women executives or none. Perhaps the results come from companies that pay greater attention to inclusion, even when relatively diverse. In addition, the article, Delivering through Diversity, shows that the link between Diversity and company financial performance crafts better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge (Hunt et alt., 2018); moreover, the executive teams outperforming others were in line roles, which are those responsible and have authority for achieving the primary goals of an organization. On the other hand, a recent study shows that executive team ethnic and cultural diversity is low. It raises a lot of questions as to why. Is it because there aren’t enough women applying for these roles? What is the percentage of ethnicity and gender in these organizations? Lastly, the article Why Diversity Matters, discusses how more significant gender and ethnic diversity in corporate leadership doesn’t automatically translate into more profit and believes that more diverse companies, we believe, are better able to win top talent and improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction, and decision making, and all that leads to a virtuous cycle of increasing returns (Hunt et alt., 2015).
These articles are Definity subjective due to the type of career field, available roles, and location.
Applying the material to my current industry sheds a lot of light on how the companies I worked for differ. For example, my current industry, Human Services, employs the importance of company culture. The inclusion language creates a company culture where everyone feels welcome and included. The company avoids using words like ladies and gentlemen, normal, guys, and minorities and uses words like people, person, individual, teamwork, and they, them, and theirs. In addition, in the department I work for, Business Development, we have a great diversity of backgrounds, gender, and ethnicity. For example, I come from a sales background, whereas another employee comes from a policy background, etc. It’s a great mix of talent, and it acknowledges the individual strengths of each employee and the potential they bring. Valuing the differences of others is what ultimately brings us all together and can be the secret to a successful, thriving workplace and a fair work culture.
Understanding how Diversity and inclusion play a role in organizational success brings awareness to my future endeavors. Knowing that having a working environment filled with employees of different backgrounds, skills, experiences, and knowledge means that there will be an increase in innovative and creative ideas. I can now advocate for Diversity and bring innovative ideas to assist in inclusion and awareness. This can have a significant impact on the business as this will help the business expand in the long run.
Kind regards,
References
Dixon-Fyle, S., Dolan, K., Hunt, D. V., & Prince, S. (2022, April 6). Diversity wins: How inclusion matters. McKinsey & Company. Retrieved October 26, 2022, from https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-wins-how-inclusion-matters
Dixon-Fyle, S., Dolan, K., Hunt, D. V., & Prince, S. (2022, April 6). Diversity wins: How inclusion matters. McKinsey & Company. Retrieved October 26, 2022, from https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-wins-how-inclusion-matters?cid=other-eml-alt-mcq-mck&hlkid=44729d03e2a947e8a6f308662e2b1bd4&hctky=10574251&hdpid=52326651-ffed-42b0-a071-c4da1d6db283
Hunt, D. V., Layton, D., & Prince, S. (2021, March 12). Why diversity matters. McKinsey & Company. Retrieved October 26, 2022, from https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/why-diversity-matters
STUDENT 2: Cod Han
Hello class,
This week we are looking at diversity! This is a topic that has been becoming increasingly gaining more awareness for some time but is still a long way off from being fair. Let’s get into what the articles are talking about and what I’ve seen in my own workplace.
So, at the base, each article described how diversity in a workplace is not only encouraged but can achieve better results too. In the Diversity Wins article, the authors discuss and show how from the year 2014 to 2019, there was a 10% increase in financial outperformance when gender diversity takes precedence (Dixon-Fyle et al, 2020). A personal example that I’ve seen recently is in my current work center. In May of this year, I had moved to Germany to instruct aircraft maintenance and joined an office of 10 other individuals. However, everyone in my office currently is male. We have no females and from the evidence, there hasn’t been a female presence in a while. Which there may not have been any intent behind this circumstance necessarily, but it does pose the question and it was one of the first things that I noticed when I arrived. The military is typically male dominated anyway and the aircraft maintenance career field especially. But it is very interesting. We are changing that come January when we hired another instructor to replace an outgoing member, and this time we are bringing in a female. I personally think that it will bring the benefits of diversity such as differing perspectives and opinions that can better the overall culture of our work environment. Diversity has proven to be beneficial in the actual performance of a company. Adding more diversity such as gender diversity to my office can help catapult us to another level.
References:
Dixon-Fyle, S., Dolan, K., Hunt, D., and Prince, S. (2020). Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters. Retrieved from https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-wins-how-inclusion-matters?cid=other-eml-alt-mcq-mck&hlkid=44729d03e2a947e8a6f308662e2b1bd4&hctky=10574251&hdpid=52326651-ffed-42b0-a071-c4da1d6db283.
Hunt, D., Layton, D., and Prince, S. (2015). Why Diversity Matters. Retrieved from https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/why-diversity-matters.
Hunt, D., Yee, L., Prince, S., and Dixon-Fyle, S. (2018). Delivering Through Diversity. Retrieved from https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/delivering-through-diversity.
-Cody

Need Help With your assignment? Get expert academic writing assistance! We can write any paper on any subject within the tightest time.

Hire A Writer

Place this order or similar order and get exceptional paper written by our team of experts at an affordable price

Leave a Reply