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Module 4 – SLP

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND DIVERSITY

SLP Overview

After completing the readings assigned in this Module and by the
end of this SLP assignment you will demonstrate your knowledge of
key issues related to organizational culture and diversity.

Required Reading

Brunetta, F., Marchegiani, L., & Peruffo, E. (2019, September 8).
When birds of a feather don’t flock together: Diversity and
innovation outcomes in international R&D collaborations, pp. 1-2, 7.
Manuscript submitted for
publication. Available
in the Trident Online Library.

Organizational behavior. (2017). Minneapolis, MN: University of
Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Edition. CC BY-NC-
SA License.

Read the following sections in Chapter 2:

Section 2.2 Demographic Diversity
Section 2.3 Cultural Diversity

Read the following sections in Chapter 15:

Section 15.2 Understanding Organizational Culture
Section 15.3 Characteristics of Organizational Culture
Section 15.4 Creating and Maintaining Organizational Culture

Listen

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Section 15.5 Creating Culture Change
Section 15.6 The Role of Ethics and National Culture

SLP Assignment

In a 2-page submission, not counting the cover and references
pages, respond to the following questions on the Cultural Identifier
Worksheet regarding your knowledge of your own and your
employer’s corporate culture and cultural diversity.

This assignment is about you, so feel free to write in the first
person, using the words I, me, my, etc.

Cultural Identifier Worksheet

1. Name three cultural identifiers that you identify with most.
Describe in detail how you identify with these three.

2. Which of these cultural identifiers do you see in the people with
whom you work or play?

3. Do you consider your place of work as diverse? In what ways?

4. From the short list you made in #1, select the one that you
identify with the most.

5. What is it that you like the most about this cultural identifier?

6. From the list above, select the one identifier that you identify with
the least. Explain why it does not fit you.

7. Do you see the cultural identifier in #6 in those with whom you
work or play?

8. List some stereotypes about your culture that do not apply to you.

9. The following is a short list of some of the ways people respond
to others’ cultural and diversity identifiers either through their
thoughts, words, or deeds.

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Prejudice–an attitude about another person or group of people
based on stereotypes

Discrimination–an action or behavior based on prejudice

Racism–prejudice or discrimination based on race/ethnicity

Sexism–prejudice or discrimination based on gender

In discussions of these terms, an issue that sometimes arises is
that prejudice and discrimination can be positive. It is important to
note that when these issues are discussed in the context of cultural
diversity, they are generally considered negative and very easy to
identify. In what instance would prejudice or discrimination be a
positive? Why is it so hard to identify the positive ones?

You are required to have at least one high-quality peer-reviewed
academic reference to support a discussion of a topic in this
assignment. These are always found in the Trident Online Library.
Sometimes you can find them in Google Scholar. Those often have
to be paid for, but the ones in our library are free to use.

Note: A URL (website address) is NOT a reference. A reference
always contains four parts: author, publication date, article title, and
the source of the article. Sometimes there is no author, but the APA
manual tells you what you can put in that spot instead, such as the
first few words of the article title. The source for a high-quality peer-
reviewed journal article is the journal. When you find an article in
the Library, you can click the quote (”) icon, select the APA format
from the drop-down list, and copy/paste the reference onto your
reference list. You may have to clean it up because they are not
always input into the database correctly.

Upload your assignment to the SLP 4 Dropbox. Be sure to
review your Turnitin Originality report. If the score is over 15%, you
may not be writing in your own words and you will need to contact
your professor and arrange to revise and resubmit your
assignment. Changes cannot be made to the submission, however,
if it has already been graded by your professor. Always check your
originality score after submitting your papers. If your score is above

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15%, take a look at the originality report to see where you forgot to
cite your sources. Always use quotation marks to indicate that
material has been copied directly from the source. Also, the citation
for all quotes must include the page number where you found the
quote. These are two areas where most students get dinged on
their score.

While it is not mandatory, you are encouraged to submit all your
assignments into the practice dropbox. If you do this, you can make
any needed changes prior to submitting the assignments for
grading.

Citation and reference style instructions are available at
and Trident
University’s Introduction to APA Style, 7th edition .

You will find the following useful as you critique sources:

Herring, J. E. (2011). Chapter 3: Evaluating websites, Figure 3.1, p.
38. In Improving students’ web use and information literacy: a guide
for teachers and teacher librarians. Facet Publishing. Available in
the Trident Online Library, EBSCO eBook Collection.

Lack, C. W., & Rousseau, J. (2016). Chapter 4: What is critical
thinking? In Critical thinking, science, and pseudoscience: Why we
can’t trust our brains. Springer Publishing Company. Available in
the Trident Online Library, EBSCO eBook Collection.

Check your memory of material you read or listened to in this
Module.

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SLP Assignment Expectations

The SLP papers in this course will be evaluated using the criteria as
stated in the SLP rubric. The following is a review of the rubric
criteria:

Assignment-Driven Criteria: Does the paper cover all key
elements of the assignment in a substantive way?

Critical Thinking: Does the paper demonstrate a college-level of
analysis in conceptualizing the problem? Are viewpoints and
assumptions critically evaluated and synthesized in the
formulation of a logical set of conclusions? Does the paper
demonstrate that the student has read, understood, and can
apply the background materials for the module?

Scholarly Writing/Oral Communication: Does the student
demonstrate college-level skill in scholarly written/oral
communication to an appropriately specialized audience?

Assignment Organization and Quality of References: Does
the student demonstrate understanding of a consistent (e.g.,
APA) style of referencing by inclusion of proper citations (for
paraphrased text and direct quotations) as appropriate? Are
appropriate sources from the background material included?

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References page?

Timeliness: Has the assignment been submitted to the Dropbox
on or before the module’s due date?