People accept a culture that is based on their expert and financial authority. Leaders can persuade them to do so by using their positions. When leaders do not ensure equality and accountability, discrimination can occur in the workplace. As a leader, I want people to respect others and cherish diversity. Cultural competence training will include aspects such as the need for diversity, how stereotypes can affect productivity and the effect of prejudice on performance, and how to embrace emotional intelligence (Jongen, et al. 2018, 2018). Cultural competence is the foundation of effective diversity and inclusion policies. My goal is to ensure staff understand the diversity of ethnic groups, and can interact effectively with them without relying on preconceived ideas and stereotypes. To ensure employees are aware of the legal consequences for discriminating against their coworkers, I will be including legal principles in cultural competence training. Professionals will be able to relate to other objectively through emotional intelligence training. I will also include linguicism training, a type of competence training that enables professionals to interact successfully with those who speak various languages and have distinct accents (Parent & Lovelace, 2018). Staff will learn how to speak and communicate in pidgin with black minority speakers.
By being an example, I’ll also demonstrate accepted principles like professionalism, equality, responsibility and equal treatment. Van der Horst (2018) states that leaders need to support an open culture, justice, equality and accountability in order to encourage diversity and inclusion. Establishing a stringent diversity and inclusion policy and a sustainable culture assures that workers who breach business ethics will be held responsible (Feldblum & Lipnic, 2016). Employees will be less likely to commit crimes if they are held accountable. Without an ethics culture that supports racial equity and beliefs, workers may hesitate to accept the progressive culture. To create a sustainable workplace, I will ensure that my employees adhere to ethical core principles. Some employees engage in discrimination and harassment because they lack role models who demonstrate ethical conduct (Parent & Lovelace, 2018). Leaders should use techniques like mentoring, coaching, job rotation, and coaching to teach employees the value of fairness and acceptance.