Reflection On Agnes Naera

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Reflection one: guest speaker: Agnes Naera
During a lecture in class Agnes Naera came in and spoke about her role with AUT and how she sculpts diversity and equality throughout AUT. Agnes Naera Is the director of equity within the faculty of Business and Law at AUT. In her “role she focuses on advancing Maori and Pasifika aspirations”. (Our Women , n.d.). This reflection will reflect on what I understood form Agnes’s Presentation and how I have interpreted the information.
Agnes started her presentation by demonstrating how problems concerning diversity can appear sometimes to be in a sort of labyrinth in which an individual will come to a dead end and have to choose another path. This labyrinth affect also suggest that to navigate around this
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It would encourage problem solving enhancements and pushing individuals to think outside the box providing organisations and other groups to create more unique and innovative solution to textbook problems which generally speaking had textbook solutions.
Thirdly, Agnes Naera pushed the idea of potential in diversity which is developed off the idea of perspectives of diversity, time, place and who we are. Potential in this mind set of diversity describes how if we as individuals are to fully understand how we can improve diversity in organisations we must first understand the other key aspects of perspectives and how we interpret these issues in diversity which then develops the potential for solutions in
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Candice suggests there is a need for a breakdown of the perceptions surrounding work norms in appearance. A common referral during the presentation was to the evolution of female dress through the years. Female dress within a business used to be a long skirt and top which has since evolved to stages where a suit and tie has become more acceptable which is also considered the social norm within a business context. The use of this referral enticed a thought in which I thought of how well organisations have incorporated a smart casual and formal dress code across organisations. This idea required me to comprehend what occurs in my place of occupation which is retail. A uniform is required to be worn by myself but however a very casual approach to exception of this uniform is constantly

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