18 Jun 2019
Developing the Respectful Culture in Religion Diversity in the Workplace
Cultivate and share ways to create an inclusive culture for different religion practices in the workplace
Asia has been multi-faith region for years, given the diversity of beliefs and practices among Anglicans, Catholics, Methodists, Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Muslim, etc. Organisations that are driving diversity and inclusion need to set up an accommodating culture to enable their employees or potential employees to feel free observe different religious duties in the offices.
Different religions have different viewpoints towards issues like religious attires, office decorations, LBGT rights, etc.
If leaders are not aware of nor do not have the right skills in handling these diverse views, there can be negative effects on team cohesiveness and relationships among team members. Managers must ensure that they avoid cultural biases and value the skills of religiously and culturally diverse members and potential candidates. Education of religious diversity in the office is crucial to encourage religious acceptance and avoid stereotyping or discrimination in the workplace across Asia.
Cultivate an inclusive culture for different religion practices in the workplace
Share ways to create an inclusive and celebrative environment where different religions are welcome
Provide tips in resolving cross-religious conflicts and issues that can happen in the workplace
Explore different religious viewpoints towards different diversity and inclusion issues
Function: General / Mixed
Level: General / Mixed
Dr. Andrew MamoreFounder and Executive Director, Chorev ConsultingDr. Andrew Ma is the founder and executive director of Chorev Consulting
Founder and Executive Director, Chorev Consulting
Dr. Andrew Ma
He has a PhD in Global Leadership, an Executive MBA, and holds a MSc. & BSc (Electrical Engineering) and a BA (Economics). He was a part-time lecturer at City University of Hong Kong and Baptist University of Hong Kong, Oxford Brookes University, Coventry University Wollongong University, teaching strategic planning, and business ethics. He also was a speaker at TEDx 2012.
He provided Leadership training to leading companies like Jardine, New World, Citic Pacific, John Lewis, Amadeus, China Unicom China Telecom, Asia World Expo, HK Police Force, Dragages, Juniper, etc.
Dr. Ma is an accredited trainer of the Corporate-Based Mindfulness Training, EQi2.0, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, LEA 360 (Master trainer), Pro-D and Ucipher, Miller Heiman Strategic Selling & Conceptual Selling.