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M6 Discussion: Current Event - Rafael Soler
Rafael Soler posted Feb 12, 2022 10:09 PM
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Want to Stop the Great Resignation? Start Building Inclusive Workplaces
By: Nancy Rothbard & Stephanie Creary
December 7th, 2021
As a nation we are experiencing unprecedented times in the workforce. Millions of people are quitting their jobs due to unfair treatment, lack of inclusivity, and discontentment with company culture. Companies are starting to rethink their approach to employee retention and healthy company culture to combat the influx of organizational discontent. The writers of this article have spent decades in studying the policies and practices around diversity, equity and inclusion, otherwise known as “DEI” (Rothbard & Creary, 2021). They have found there to be a gap between was companies are promoting and the actions they take in organizational culture. To shrink this gap, they suggest employers begin a a series of strategies that include integrity training and implementation of processes that encourage meaningful objectives and build stronger personal relationships.
Throughout the readings of this course, organizational culture has been a key in every chapter. The culture of an organizational can be the driving force behind growth and success of a business. The text goes through many different types of organizational culture and structure and from the article, the trend seems to be leading towards participative management as the strategy that yields the most success. The working demographic today tend to have a locus of control type of behavior which means they are more likely to prefer this type of management as it gives them the sense of belonging and control of the success the company gains. (Kinicki, 2021).
One of the most surprising parts of the article was how many people have made a stand against the outdated practices of organizations. I had previously heard of the influx of people leaving their jobs for more meaningful endeavors, but I had no idea that it was causing a major issue in the American workforce; to the point that they have titled this time in our history as the “Great resignation”.
The article states that, “Creating an inclusive culture is no longer a “nice to have.” It is a business imperative” (Rothbard & Creary, 2021). This article needs to be read by all employees in implementing a new type of management and cultural strategy in their organization. Taking ownership of DEI initiatives are linked to business outcomes and can be the catalyst to growing and sustaining your team. One of the best ways to implement this quickly in your organization is by encouraging your team members to speak up even if they are speaking against company practices. The only way to create an inclusive environment is to start having the difficult conversations that have been swept under the rug for many years.
Rothbard, N. & Creary, S. (2021, December 7). Want to stop the great resignation? start building inclusive workplaces. Knowledge@Wharton., https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/want-stop-great-resignation-start-building-inclusive-workplaces/
Kinicki, A. (2021). Organizational behavior: A practical, problem-solving approach. McGraw-Hill Education.