Working in Diverse Teams
ao.Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Regine Bendl, AG Working in Diverse Teams
"’My liberty ends where yours begins’ – for all of us diversity matters in all contexts, there is no life without diversity. However, it needs courage to see it, reflect on it and change discriminative and unequal circumstances in organizations and beyond for the best of all. Such perspectives on equality, diversity and inclusion become more and more a prerequisite for executives, managers and entrepreneurs independent of the sector. By trusting in the process in class, CFM students will listen to experiences of the fellow students, reflect their own situated knowledge and experiences and learn from each other about diversity."
After attending this course, the students will be able to
understand processes of inclusion and exclusion based on the different diversity dimension (e.g. age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, (dis)ability, religious/spiritual belief, class)
understand the (re)production of diversity dimensions in different cultural contexts in order to produce a strategic fit for the business context
demonstrate more inclusive and emphatic behavior in situations of conflict with regard to diversity and culture based on the reflection of their own stereotypes
combine these abilities in order to enter effectively into discussion about systems of anti-/discrimination in different contexts
This course focuses on the intersection of diversity – especially in terms of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious belief and class – and culture in business and societal contexts. In order to discuss in detail these diverse phenomena based on diversity, the course is organized as block seminar. A written short paper after the course focuses on reflecting the processes in class based on scholarly results.
Place within the CFM Program Structure
Working in Diverse Teams is designed as the introductory course to CFM. It is highly recommended to start the program with it.