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Chapter 18. A Positive Attitude About Di... > How Do You Adapt to the New Workforc...

How Do You Adapt to the New Workforce?

What is your attitude about working with others who are different from you? Ask yourself these ten questions–and answer them Yes, No, or Sometimes:

1: Are you annoyed when someone has trouble with the English language? Y N S
2: …with someone who stands very close to you when they talk? Y N S
3: …with a person whose personal lifestyle is very different from yours? Y N S
4: Is it difficult for you to establish effective working relationships with those who are new to the United States? Y N S
5: Are you impatient with people who have work habits that are different from your own? Y N S
6: Do you spend all of your break time and lunch time with people who are just like you? Y N S
7: Are you a lot slower to accept someone from a different social group? Y N S
8: Are you uncomfortable with people from cultures that are different from yours? Y N S
9: Would it damage your attitude if a person of the opposite gender became your supervisor? Y N S
10: If you had to train a replacement for your position, would you be less enthusiastic about preparing someone a with a very different lifestyle than yours? Y N S




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