Psychology of An LGBTQ Member Paper
For this assignment, you will create a newspaper article that highlights the experiences of something “different” than your own experience or way of viewing the world.
Consider an issue, an identity, or difference that makes you uncomfortable, is something that you are not familiar with, or just something you want to know more about.
Identify a person or persons (family or couple) who has this “difference” that would be willing to share with you about their experiences. The person, family, or couple that you pick is open-ended. Maybe it is someone with a different belief system, maybe it is a couple of a different background than you, maybe it is someone who grew up in a different country, the possibilities are endless (Note: In friend or family circles, it is likely you could identify a difference that would fit for this assignment, also, you could contact a local organization and see if there is someone who would be willing – e.g., LGBTQ+ community centers, places of worship, political centers, etc.).
Make sure the person or persons that you are interviewing are aware that you are doing an assignment that challenges you to look at differences and present your reflections on these differences. Be prepared with questions and directions so that you do not take up too much of their time (try to limit to 20 minutes). Remember, be open and curious. Some themes that you will explore in the interview:
- Their background (exploring that “difference”).
- The elements of their identity that they are most passionate about.
- Intersectionality and the influence in their life.
- Challenges they have experienced.
- Rewards (strengths) related to that “difference”.
In the interview space, be prepared with questions. You do not need to record the interview, but taking notes is a good idea. Remember, you are there to listen to their story and appreciate them.
Organizational Diversity Culture And Globalization Discussion
Examine the case study. Monsanto is well known for their investment in the process of expatriation and repatriation. For this discussion, choose one organization with which you are familiar. Imagine that (just like Monsanto) you are tasked with developing a program to both send employees to another country and accept their employees as well on a temporary basis. Create a scenario where you have been tasked with making recommendations for expansion to a specific country and discuss in terms of Hofstede’s five dimensions. Evaluate the need for any cultural and diversity initiatives within this organization as a result of the program.
Briefly describe three specific recommendations for your company for both the employees being sent to this country and what you will do as the host country for the new employees. Additionally, address how these cultural and diversity initiatives will positively or negatively impact organizational success metrics such as retention, new products, new markets, job satisfaction, and commitment, among others?
On what type of evidentiary or other foundational support should the organization base its initiatives?
Include in the discussion your literature-grounded analysis regarding the value of cultural and diversity initiatives in an organization. Be sure to support your analysis and recommendations with citations from peer-reviewed journal studies to lend further credibility to what you posit.