BA374 Business communication
Week 2 Discussion
Diverse Workplace Audiences and Communications
Applying your own thinking, experiences, and application and citation of information from at least one resource (textbook and/or UIU library article), respond to the following Discussion topic(s). Remember, the Discussions are a dialog (conversation) and an opportunity to build community. This is the only Discussion in Week 2. In this Diverse Workplace Audiences and Communications Discussion, post your main response on or before Day 4 (Thursday night). Post at least three additional responses (one-two paragraphs each) during Monday through Sunday, all on different days. It is a UIU requirement for Discussion participation to occur on at least four of the seven days in each Week. With the exception of Week 8, “Weeks” begin on Mondays and end on Sundays. It is assumed in this Business Communication class that all writing will have been thoroughly proofread, grammar and spell-checked and never represent the first draft. Writing is always a process, one which requires more than one draft prior to submitting a final, polished posting. Grading rubrics for the Diverse Workplace Audiences and Communications Discussion are included below the Directions.
The Diverse Workplace Audiences and Communications Discussion is the place for you to consider the relationship between diversity in the workplace and business communications.
One important point made in Chapter 3 of our Guffey and Loewy (2018) textbook is diversity can “enhance productivity and propel a company to success. Mismanaged, it can become a tremendous drain on a company’s time and resources” (p. 110).
Write your response, at least four paragraphs, using paragraph format (include a topic sentence plus 3-4 additional sentences). Do not use the second-person perspective. You may use first and/or third-perspective perspective for this “Diverse Workplace Audiences and Communications” Discussion response.
In your response, explain the advantages and challenges of workforce diversity, and recommend approaches for improving communication among diverse workplace audiences.
Somewhere, within the entire main response include one quote from either our textbook and/or from a UIU library article. Refer to the Overview section to 1) see how to correctly format references using APA formatting (a UIU requirement), and 2) see how to access information using the UIU library.
Give yourself the gift of allocating an appropriate amount of time to think, research, and write. Follow the directions. Run spell and grammar check and proofread your crafted response (reading aloud is highly recommended because it slows down the review, indicates where pauses are appropriate, and suggests where editing is beneficial). Discussion settings allow you to edit an already posted response without any change in date or time.