Let s BeLeftiesforaDay Essay

Submitted By Ayisha03
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Let’s Be Lefties for a Day!

It is very important to understand the difference between culture, ethnic and gender when it comes to the business world. Four years ago while working for a company for several years, I was promoted to be the office manager for the company. It was very difficult for me at first because I did not receive any formal training. The job requirements were very easy to understand but the staff was very difficult. I was happy that I received the position but I was frustrated with the staff members. The staff members were from different cultures and it made my job very difficult. They were very immature and they complained about everything. After several weeks of dealing with this, I decided to do some research on how to properly manage cultural, ethnical and gender differences in a professional setting. I finally sat down with the owner of the company and I informed her that I needed to take a course in order to properly manage her business. The course took about a month to complete and I learned a lot from it. The most important thing that I learned was that communication was the key to success. In order to resolve any conflict within the work environment, each member of the team must maintain proper communication.
Another important aspect is setting a goal and maintaining that goal. Each member of the team has to make a commitment. As a manager you have to be an example for your staff members and also help them to reach their individual goals. It is very important for them not to lose sight of their goal because a team is like a tree and each root has to come together in order for the tree to survive. After understanding differences in culture, ethnic, and gender groups, I was able to master my position in the office. In order to maintain peace within the work environment everyone have to respect each other, no matter where they are from. I also had to gain their trust and show them that I was able to lead the team.
After completing the experiment with the sock and the ping-pong ball I was able to see the world from a different point of view. It was very difficult and awkward for me to use my left hand to try and complete my daily activities. I was not able