As future Public Relations practitioners, we all have an ethical obligation to understand how to foster diversity in the workplace in order to enhance the potential of our industry. As you being your career and enter the workplace, having a thorough understanding of the importance and benefits of diversity will strengthen your performance in the field. The first step in understanding diversity is to look at the behaviors that are suppressing it in many workplace environments.
Season one, episode two of “The Office” documents a witty, yet relevant resemblance of common stereotypes in the workplace during an in-office seminar on diversity. “It’s Diversity Day, Jim… I wish everyday was Diversity Day.” -Regional Manager, Michael Scott. This line within itself proves problematic. When Michael claims he wishes this day was celebrated every day, he implies that the workplace overlooks diversity on a day-to-day basis. Michael goes on to try and justify th
Some say age is just a number, but with age comes a wisdom and maturity that cannot be taught at a university or workshop. On the contrary, younger professionals bring a new found excitement and ambition to the workplace. The mix of aged wisdom and vibrant youthfulness in the workforce can be of benefit to any company. In an age-diverse workplace, each generation brings various skill sets and ideas to the table. With a staff that is diverse in age, a company will benefit from
The 2018 PRSSA National Conference took place last weekend, and frankly, it would take a semester’s worth of blog posts to pass on the knowledge I gained to all of you. Rather than put you through that, let’s take a look at a topic becoming more relevant and imperative in today’s professional world: how to handle your organization during a crisis. Every organization makes mistakes, and according to Deborah Hileman, president and CEO of the Institute for Crisis Management, the