ERIC Number: ED340795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Latinos In the Work Force: Diversity and Tradition.
This booklet is written to provide managers, supervisors, and workers with general information about Latino diversity, Latino language differences, and Latino culture as an influence in the work force. The text emphasizes two themes in particular: (1) the great diversity within the Latino group due to many racial and historical differences; and (2) the traditions of Latino culture. The first half of the text describes the changing U.S. workforce, defines the term "Latino" and explains the terms used by Latinos themselves to distinguish the various Latino groups. Diversity, described as the single most important thing to know about Latinos, is discussed under the following headings: (1) generational differences; (2) national differences; (3) urban-rural differences; (4) goal differences; and (5) language differences including the languages of indigenous Indian groups. The eagerness of Latinos for training in English as a Second Language, and techniques for communicating are also discussed. The second major topic, on Latino culture in relation to organizational culture looks at cultural patterns of Latinos in the context of the following topics: (1) how traditional Latinos are; (2) the wholistic view of life of traditional Latinos; (3) the Latino tradition of giving; (4) congeniality; (5) greetings; (6) relations with the boss; (7) embarrassment, not failure, as the greatest fear; and (8) efficiency and effectiveness. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.