People in any organization belong to a variety of cultures and follow their rituals and practices. Culture sensitivity is accepting and acknowledging others’ cultures. It is about understanding that there will be cultural differences and no culture is above the other. They cannot be compared with one another. It is important to have cultural awareness among employees because:
– Breaking barriers – employees should be comfortably able to work with employees of different cultures and break stereotypes, biases, and stigmas.
– Accepting diversity – showing sensitivity and accepting the values and rituals of others. All the employees must have different rituals, and food items but their talent and skills cannot be judged based on them.
– Being inclusive – helps in showing empathy and concern towards people with varying cultures. When an employee requires workplace support for any big task, cultural awareness and acceptance ensure even after knowing the culture is different, his/her coworkers support him/her.
An organization that is not aware of cultural diversity may not be able to provide a supporting and welcoming environment. This affects the motivation of employees to work in the organization.
A coach ensures that an employee doesn’t have to lose their cultural identity or hide it. His/her cultural identity is accepted by their coworkers when it is different. Coach uses its strategies and ways to make the organization and its employees aware of cultural diversity and its importance.
Culture being a social construct affects professional employee relationships, their motivation, and indirectly overall work productivity.
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