Prior to completing this activity, read “Self-Assessment and Dialogue

Prior to completing this activity, read “Self-Assessment and Dialogue as Tools for Appreciating Diversity” and watching the videos What Your Boss Wants: Business (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Understanding our Biases and Assumptions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Bias communications occur in social platforms daily. Also, businesses and leaders are continuing to frequent social sites more frequently. The following discussion introduces the potential for the biases that may neglect, or promote, the importance for diversity within organizations, as communicated through social platforms that often promote information through the use of increased emotional triggers and dialogue. Explore the internet for information about the users and frequency of use for social platforms prior to completing the discussion to aid in increased awareness of the effects of social networking communications on healthy diversity practices and the potential for bias.

  • You will       need to sign up for an account if you do not have one, but you are not       required to interact or share personal information.
  • Search for a popular leader of an organization
  • Examples:
  • You can choose one         of these or another.
  • Choose a       recent tweet and read the comments on the thread. (Note that you are not       required to have a twitter account to search.) Take a snapshot of the       thread to also include in your discussion (smartphone, “screenshot”, or       “snipping tool” are all options for this function.) (**Does not have to       include all the comments in the thread.)
  • Analyze and       discuss how diversity (e.g. cultural, political, gender, ethnicity, or       economic) can be seen by the differing posts presented on the social       thread. Include your thoughts about the potential for bias based on the       thread you choose.
  • Discuss,       based on our content this week, how these types of diverse comments could       subsequently affect many levels of the organizational process, including       marketing/branding, hiring future employees, and training and       development. (Consider both the positive and the negative effects.)
  • What       strategies could you personally apply in social networking sites to       prevent self-bias and stereotyping of others, based on a better       understanding of diversity in an organization?

Your initial post should be between 300 and 350 words.

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