top-rated free essay

Lets Me Lefties

By mrafati93 Jan 18, 2015 547 Words


Mai Rafati

January 10th, 2015

Let’s be Lefties for a Day

Chamberlain College of Nursing

During the “Let’s be lefties” experiment, I found it very difficult to complete my everyday morning tasks without using my right hand. Some of the things I did that day were laundry, dishes, (which took double the time) and writing with my left hand as well. According to the Huffington post, left handed people make up about only ten percent of the population, but researchers have found that in populations with certain mental disorders, rates increases. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, lefties make about 10 to 12 percent less annually than righties. The paper, written by Joshua Goodman, an economist at Harvard's Kennedy School, is the first study to document the income gap between right-handed and left-handed people. It may have something to do with how left-handedness correlates with other attributes. Goodman found that left-handed people have more emotional and behavioral problems, have more learning disabilities such as dyslexia, complete less schooling, and work in occupations requiring less cognitive skill. In his research, Goodman analyzed five data sets from the U.S. and the U.K. that all look at how being left handed affects cognitive skill and income over a set amount of time. Goodman found that about 11 to 13 percent of the population is left-handed, a finding that prior research supports. Now that we’ve discussed the experiment along with some theories and facts about being left handed, we will now look at the importance of understanding cultural, ethnic, and gender differences by managers and professionals in a business setting. Diversity basically refers to the ways people differ from one another. People differ from each other in many ways such as culturally, ethnically and by gender. It can be difficult at times working as a team with individuals from different backgrounds. Managers must understand the advantages and disadvantages brought on by different cultures. Cultural and ethnic differences are a fact of life in the workplace. People tend to stereotype individuals from other cultures or races. This can be challenging but must improve. To be effective and provide a better working environment, managers and employees need to recognize, respect, and capitalize on their differences. This will and can reduce stress and make a better workplace. Women in the workplace are still at a disadvantage. Women are regarded as inferior to men at the workplace in relation to job level and salary. In order to understand diversity in a professional workplace, it requires organization to develop policies and procedures that employees need to follow. According to the Health and Humans Services organization, cultural and linguistic competence are a set of behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations and conveys information that is easily understood by diverse audiences. According to Huffington post, there is still a lot of work to be done with educating people in the acceptance of the diverse cultures and ethnic groups. In conclusion, we can offer videos, literature, activity and role playing as ways to educate individuals to better adjust to the diverse cultures that are around us. Acceptance and respect are the biggest issues. As a manager, we must first accept and acknowledge the culture and learn to grow.

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • Never Let Me Go

    ...Independent Novel Study In Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro the major themes in this book is hope, and free will. Hope plays as a symbol and feeling of freedom for the characters. Their curiosity is what causes their confidence to one day be free, but then is let down when having to face the truth that their life is set for them and that they ...

    Read More
  • Context and Setting in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go

    ... Context and setting are quite significant in the text “Never Let me Go.” According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of context is “the whole situation, the background, or the environment relevant to a particular event, personality, creation” as well as “the parts of a sentence, paragraph, discourse, etc, immediately next ...

    Read More
  • Never Let Me Go

    ...Pamella Ribeiro English 2 Mrs. Sutherland December 21 2012 How Ruth Portrays Herself In the novel Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Ruth wants to portray her as being better than other clones. Ruth portrays herself in this matter because she does not want to be a typical clone. This is because a clones’ only purpose is t...

    Read More
  • Never Let Me Go

    ...The Remains of the Day is one of my favourite novels. I loved everything about it; the characters, the stuffy yet vulnerable Stevens, the setting in that transition period between an older way of life and modernity, the beautifully crafted, formal prose tinged with humour, the poignant undercurrents of emotion. Maybe that’s why my disappointm...

    Read More
  • Never Let Me Go - Marxism

    ...At the beginning of the novel Never Let Me Go, the readers are introduced to clones, replicates of humans who were created to donate their organs. Told in the perspective of Kathy, the readers learn of life at Hailsham and the struggles the clones experience while trying to be a part of society. In Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro uses symbolis...

    Read More
  • Never Let Me Go: Overview

    ... But, What About Our Future? “That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something…real.” ― Jess C. Scott, The Other Side of Life This quotation is ironic to the plot presented in the novel Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. The basic idea of the quote is that the more material items yo...

    Read More
  • Never Let Me Go Essay

    ...Never Let Me Go Essay People believe that we can control our lives, but the fate of our lives cannot be completely controlled by us. In Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Tommy and Kathy think they can control their lives, until they realize that there is no deferral. Never Let Me Go is set in the late 1900’s, in the epigraph states of ...

    Read More
  • Never Let me Go- Symbolism Boat

    ...Boat: Symbolism in Never Let Me Go Most people have dreams of becoming astronauts, doctors or painters but Hailsham students grow up knowing that they won’t get to live a normal life. They will donate organs until they die. Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go is about a dystopian society in Great Britain. It breeds cloned children f...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.