What are the challenges a diverse workspace faces?
A diverse workplace provides a lot of opportunities. But opportunities and threats go hand in hand. Where a company benefits by developing an environment with a diverse community but on the other hand bringing diverse communities under one roof is quite challenging and it creates major issues sometimes.
We will discuss some vital challenges to a diverse workspace:
When we have a diverse team, all of them are from different communities and they speak and understand different languages. Though English is a common language, all members are not that good at English. Due to this language Barrier team members face difficulty in understanding each other’s ideas and points of view and that can cause inevitable conflict sometimes. Moreover, new team members may prefer WhatsApp or Facebook for communication while the old ones still rely on skype.
When we have a diverse team, we may face discrimination issues as well. People could be more biased and sometimes we also face some harassment cases in diverse communities where men and women are working in the same place and environment. Multiple pieces of research have shown that employees in different companies are facing discrimination issues that lead to the disturbance of the organization’s environment.
When we have a team of diverse employees we face controversial issues.As all of them have experienced different scenarios and they belong to different communities. So whenever they sit and discuss a mutual decision, they face issues. All of them have different points of view. all of them are team members so they consider their equal rights to make a decision, this will lead to biases sometimes.
Diverse communities face cultural difference issues more probably. You could not create an inclusive workplace as it will lead the other members to think that they are mistreated or have no value.
These are the more common issues or challenges faced by organizations that add diversified communities to their team.