Working in Socially Diverse Environments in the Hospitality Industry (Enhanced DVD)
Hospitality has been at the focus of diversity workplace issue for many years because of the nature of the industry. Restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality businesses employ and serve people of a wide range of different backgrounds. This program educates viewers about the term diversity and helps them appreciate the different benefits of respecting it. It shows secondary and primary differences, demonstrates the four subcultures of work environments, and shows potential issues such as unfair dismissals, bullying, and other problems that can arise when the workplace is diverse. It shows the role of management in supporting and maintaining diversity, and shows how discrimination can be avoided in the workplace (both obvious and subtle). A worksheet is included and can be viewed online.
Segments in this video include:
What Is Diversity? (03:28) – Diversity is essentially a group with differences. The differences can be primary and secondary. Four subcultures in the workplace include: ethnicity, generational, function and occupational.
Managing Diversity (03:35) – Top management must be committed to diversity, but the commitment must extend to all employees. Strategies should be implemented and opinions should be allowed to be communicated. Diversity should be within the company’s operations and literatue.
Discrimination and Equal Opportunity (02:50) – Workplace discrimination is avoided by following diversity laws. There can be obvious or subtle discrimination in the workplace. Conflict resolution and communication is necessary to avoid discrimination.
Conclusion (00:58) – Diversity is essentially shift towards tolerance and including everyone. It is a constant process and mindset that the company must actively incorporate.
Working in Socially Diverse Environments in the Hospitality Industry