How Does the Giraffe and Elephant Represent Diversity

How Does the Giraffe and Elephant Represent Diversity ORDER NOW FOR CUSTOMIZED AND ORIGINAL ESSAY PAPERS ON How Does the Giraffe and Elephant Represent Diversity please see attachment and answer the following questions with the require steps I need it on time please and private How does the giraffe and elephant represent diversity? Worth 2 points 2. Who is in the mainstream and who is the “other”? Worth 2 points 3. a. Who did the Giraffe suggest be responsible for fixing the inclusion issue? worth 2 points b. Why is this wrong? Worth 2 points 4. What do the two characters share? Who determined the environment? Worth 2 points Part B Audit Questions: 1. Go to the powerpoint and read slide six, now explain based on the scenario above which group should be audited (elephants, giraffes or both)? Why? Worth 3 points 2. On the powerpoint, slide seven and embedded document, state what cultural audit method would work and why. Worth 2 points 3. After reading the article, Basics of Culture Audits, of the common organizational cultures which do you think apply to this scenario and do you think this giraffe culture is prevalent or lacking, state why. Worth 3 points 4. What parameters (according to the powerpoint) would you provide to people who participate in the audit and why? Worth 5 points 5. Provide examples of other times (in an organization) where a cultural audit would be beneficial to an organization as it relates to their diversity and inclusion initiatives and state your rationale. Worth 2 points Be sure to use the cultural audit PowerPoint slide along with the embedded link on slide seven. This will provide more than enough information to answer the questions above. How Does the Giraffe and Elephant Represent Diversity attachment_1 Cultural Audit Online Assignment Part A Please read the following story: Building a House for Diversity by R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. Excerpts from the book: Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., D.B.A, a founding member of the Diversity Collegium, and considered the “father of diversity” and one of the founders of the field that has come to be known as Diversity and Inclusion. In Thomas’ book, Building a House for Diversity 19991, he shares how a fable about a Giraffe and an Elephant offers new strategies for today’s workforce regarding diversity. During a session on Diversity and Inclusion there was a variety of opinions on this issue. I recommend that we review Thomas analysis of the fable and his use of the fable as a metaphor in examining this very complex issue. I believe that it will put us on the same page and provide us a framework in which to conduct our investigation. Book Excerpts In a small suburban community just outside the city of Artiodact, a giraffe had a new home built to his family’s specifications. It was a wonderful house for giraffes, with soaring ceilings and tall doorways. High windows ensured maximum light and good views while protecting the family’s privacy. Narrow hallways saved valuable space without compromising convenience. So well done was the house that it won the National Giraffe Home of the Year Award. The home’s owners were understandably proud. 1 Thomas, Jr R 1999 Building a House for Diversity, America Management Association New York (ISBN) 0-8144-046304 p.3 -9. 1 One day the giraffe, while working in his state-of-the art woodshop in the basement, happened to look out the window. Coming down the street was an elephant. “I know him”, he thought.. “ We worked together on a PTA committee. He is an excellent wood worker too. I think I’ll ask him in to see my new shop. Maybe we can even work together on some projects” So the giraffe reached his head out of the window and invited the elephant in. The elephant was delighted; he had liked working with the giraffe and looked forward to knowing him better. Besides, he knew about the woodshop and wanted to see it. So he walked up to the basement door and waited for it to open. “Come in; come in” the giraffe said.. But immediately they encountered a problem. While the elephant could get his head in the door, he could go no further. “It’s a good thing we made this door expandable to accommodate my woodshop equipment”, the giraffe said. “Give me a minute while I take care of our problem”. He removes some bolts and panels to allow the elephant in. The two acquaintances were happily exchanging woodworking stories when the giraffe’s wife leaned her head down the basement stairs and called to her husband; “telephone, dear; it’s your boss”.How Does the Giraffe and Elephant Represent Diversity “I better take that upstairs in the den,” the giraffe told the elephant . “Please make yourself at home, this may take a while”. The elephant looked around and saw a half-finished project on the lathe table in the far corner, and decided to explore it further. As he moved through the doorway that led to that area of the shop, he heard an ominous scrunch. He backed out scratching his head. “Maybe I’ll join the giraffe upstairs.” he thought but as he started up the stairs, he heard them began to crack. He jumped off and fell back against the wall. It too begin to crumble. As he sat there disheveled and dismayed the giraffe came down the stairs. “What on earth is happening here?” The giraffe asked amazement. “I was trying to make myself at home,” the elephant said. The giraffe looked around, “Okay, I see the problem. The doorway, it is too narrow. We have to make you smaller. There’s an aerobics studio near here. If you take some classes there, we could get you down to size.” 2 “Maybe,” the elephant stated, looking unconvinced. “And the stairs are too weak to carry your weight,”, the giraffe continued. “If you go to ballet classes at night, I’m sure we can get you light on your feet. I really hope you’ll do it. I like having you here.” “Perhaps” the elephant said. “But to tell you the truth, I’m not sure that a house designed for a giraffe would ever really work for an elephant, not unless there are some major changes.” We’ve all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words. Experience tells me that a picture story may be twice as powerful. The giraffe’s and elephant’s story helps people understand the dynamics of diversity; what it really is, how it works, how we have traditionally dealt with it, and why our efforts have so often fallen short. This particular story has much to teach us. Now answer the following questions for parts a and b: Part A Story Questions: 1. 2. 3. 4. How does the giraffe and elephant represent diversity? Worth 2 points Who is in the mainstream and who is the “other”? Worth 2 points a. Who did the Giraffe suggest be responsible for fixing the inclusion issue? worth 2 points b. Why is this wrong? Worth 2 points What do the two characters share? Who determined the environment? Worth 2 points Part B Audit Questions: 1. Go to the powerpoint and read slide six, now explain based on the scenario above which group should be audited (elephants, giraffes or both)? Why? Worth 3 points 2. On the powerpoint, slide seven and embedded document, state what cultural audit method would work and why. Worth 2 points 3. After reading the article, Basics of Culture Audits, of the common organizational cultures which do you think apply to this scenario and do you think this giraffe culture is prevalent or lacking, state why. Worth 3 points 4. What parameters (according to the powerpoint) would you provide to people who participate in the audit and why? Worth 5 points 5. Provide examples of other times (in an organization) where a cultural audit would be beneficial to an organization as it relates to their diversity and inclusion initiatives and state your rationale. Worth 2 points Be sure to use the cultural audit PowerPoint slide along with the embedded link on slide seven. This will provide more than enough information to answer the questions above. 3 … Get a 10 % discount on an order above $ 100 Use the following coupon code : NURSING10

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