Tom founded Sun City Boards out of his passion for surfing and has hired employees who have also expressed their surfing interest. Through the help and advice of his friend, he has been making changes to the business operation, including hiring new people. Sun City Boards now employs 17 people, and Tom plans to hire another 8 to 10 in the near future. Tom is unaware of and unaccustomed to the concepts of culture and diversity in business, and his initial hires primarily stemmed from his immediate friend group and local surfers. Additionally, looking at the org chart, you find that while there are several people of color and women in the organization, a majority of leadership roles are filled by white men. You have decided to advise Tom to consider a more diverse population of people for his next hires and any upcoming promotions.
In this assignment, you will review aspects of culture and diversity for Sun City. In your readings on Culture and Diversity, you learned to define culture in a business and the impact of a diverse workforce on business success.
You will look for ways their culture can be evaluated and then summarize your findings and advice in a memo to CEO Tom Wilson. The following steps will help you prepare for your written assignment:
Remember: All three levels are internal views of the business or company you view or research.
Assumptions: Mind set/World view/Human nature
-Behavior you view that is unconscious but has an outward impact
Values: Mission & Vision statement/ Rules of Behavior
-How employees present themselves speaks volumes about the company
Artifacts: First Impressions/tangible or visible elements
-the building, maintenance, dress code, attitudes, who reports to who, etc. These can say a lot about the environment of the business