Essay Sodexo and Principle Financial Group Case Study

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Sodexo and Principle Financial Group Case Study

June 22, 2015
Gregory Lucht

Sodexo and Principle Financial Group Case Study
1. What are some of the ways that Sodexo effectively manages diversity? Diversity Inc. constructed a list of 440 companies, and of the top fifty Sodexo was ranked number one (George & Jones, 2012, Chapter 4). Sodexo is considered the best company to work for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities and the LGBT community. Diversity and inclusion are critical to the success of an organization through efficiency and effectiveness. Being that a business in any market is competitive, it is important for companies to embrace diverse employees who can provide the company with
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2. Why is it important for managers and all employees to interact with people who are different from themselves? It's important that managers and all staff work together with people unlike themselves. By having a broad range of individuals from different cultures, new ideas can be created. Without interacting with people who are different than us, there is no way for us to grow or learn anything new. Furthermore, to be educated on those various cultures shows respect for one another which forms a positive business relationship. Treating everyone equal is important, and if people are treated differently, then there is a chance of defiance occurring. "Sodexo is a wonderful company to work for, and they treat everyone as equals" recalls Melinda Cramer regarding her mother's employment at the Missouri State University. By interacting with people who are different than us we can gain so much from each other, by bouncing off new ideas, and sharing our experiences with one another, and introducing each other to our customs and traditions. Our text made an excellent point regarding diversity, "accurate perceptions are necessary to make good decisions and to motivate employees to perform at a high level, to be fair and equitable, and to be ethical" (George and Jones, 2012). Managers and employees perform better when the perceptions are accurate, and unfortunately we all come with a set of wrong viewpoints. A manager

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