After addressing the challenges leaders and managers face regarding diversity in M6: Assignment 1, let us focus on how leaders and managers might abuse power in dealing with a diverse workforce. Consider the role cultural stigmas play regarding how leaders and managers communicate with and react to a diverse workforce. Consider the importance of diversity training for leaders, managers, and employees. Further, consider how sociocultural factors related to leaders, managers, and employees help or hinder functionally effective communications. Finally, there is the ethical consideration of determining whether a leader or manager’s use of power to gain compliance is acceptable.
Research the ethical implication of cultural abuse. Based on your research, respond to the following:
• Explain the ethical implications of cultural abuse of leader/manager power. Your response should not simply state whether cultural abuse of power is ethical or unethical but also include the underlying theoretical premise that justifies your position as well as personal experiential examples.
• Briefly discuss how diversity might influence (hinder or aid) such abuse.
• Research your textbook as well as appropriate trade journals and academic peer-reviewed journals to support your arguments.
All research used must be within the last 10 years.