Part 2: Consider any bias that you may have about specific generations.  Be thoughtful about your bias regarding the exploration of ideas, work ethic, communication preferences and additional bias that may come to mind.    Share how your identified bias may cause friction in a professional setting (the workplace, the classroom)

Unit 1: Discussion 2 – Individual Summary and Career Planning Qualities

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Introduction

In this discussion, you will research and discuss generations.  This activity is designed to foster meaningful dialogue regarding diversity in the workplace.

Directions

Respond to the topics listed below while keeping the requirements in mind. You should directly address course content from the unit reading to complete this discussion post.

Requirements

  • Initial discussion posts – Your initial post should directly address all parts of the discussion requirement. Initial discussion posts should include a minimum of 150 words.
  • Response posts – A minimum of two response posts to your classmate or instructor is required.  Responses to your classmates or instructor should provide thoughtful insight to the topic, include information that directly relates to the course content and moves the group discussion forward in an effective manner.  Each response post should include a minimum of 100 words.
  • Writing – When crafting your posts, be considerate, resourceful, and pay special attention to the advancement of the discussion. Each post must demonstrate proper grammar, spelling, word usage and effective communication practices.
  • Critical thinking -Providing accurate information in your own words is imperative to the successful completion of this exercise.  You must demonstrate your understanding of the course content by providing responses that reflect evidence-based responses.
  • APA format – Write in your own words, otherwise, make sure that you cite (e.g., the textbook) in APA format and provide in-text citations for all paraphrased material used in your discussion posts.Textbook Reference:

    Bovée, C. L., & Thill, J. V. (2017). Business Communication Today. New York, NY: Pearson Education.

    In-text Citation:

    (Bovée & Thill, 2017)

Deadlines

  • First post due 11:59 p.m.Thursday, CT.
  • Respond to two or more classmates by 11:59p.m.Sunday, CT.

Discussion topics for the week:

Part 1: Review the definitions of the generations on page 77 of the textbook.  Identify which generation you belong to, based on your date of birth.  Do you feel that you identify with the information provided for your generation?  Explain why you do or do not identify with your generation.

Part 2: Consider any bias that you may have about specific generations.  Be thoughtful about your bias regarding the exploration of ideas, work ethic, communication preferences and additional bias that may come to mind.    Share how your identified bias may cause friction in a professional setting (the workplace, the classroom).  Provide examples of ways use can use information from this unit to improve your intercultural communication skills.

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