Preliminary Project Outline: Sexual Discrimination at Tyson’s Food
The paper begins with an introducing the challenges that different leaders of organizations face. The introduction captures these challenges to arise because of the organizations making efforts to reach out to their goals. It outlines the role of leaders to motivate the workforce, and thus if the leadership challenges are not addressed, then the employees would lose morale, and this would affect the performance of the organization. It also brings in the core subject matter of the paper, where Tyson Food challenge of ‘sexual discrimination’ is looked. Tyson Food has had a leadership challenge where sexual discrimination has been alleged to take place during recruitment (Northwest Arkansas Times).
In this case, the paper describes the company by providing background information as it tries to develop an understanding of the challenge in question. In this context, Tyson food, Inc. is the company whose leadership challenge is addressed. The company is introduced as a large multinational corporation headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, which deals with food supplies. The company is defined to boast as the second largest processer and marketer of pork, beef, and chicken. Other details are briefly captured in the paper, including its employee workforce of over 107,000 employees who are located in its plants, as well as in its 300 facilities (Buckley, 2011).
Sexual Discrimination at Tyson Foods
In this aspect, the leadership challenge of ‘sexual discrimination’ in Tyson Food is looked. The company is has been ranked US Labor Department to be leading in sexual discrimination of workers. Further information on the company’s leadership challenges advancements it seeks to make. Indeed, accounts for over 1650 female candidates who qualified for positions in the company-advertized vacancies were denied jobs in its four plants in Midwest. This made the company land into trouble when it was subjected to legal penalties and other obligations. The paper among other issues advances that revelation of this allegation was accompanied by legal suits against the company to take responsibility of their actions against the victims of sexual discrimination who were denied the opportunity for employment in the organization (Northwest Arkansas Times).
Negative implications of ‘sexual discrimination’ to the organizations
The paper also addressed the impacts of the practice of ‘sexual discrimination’ against any group or people within and without the organization. It was necessary to look at particularly the negative implications that came because of leaders taking up actions that sexually discriminates a particular gender in an organization. The paper identified three implications that come about because of leaders of an organization discriminating a particular gender over another. They included loss to productivity, ‘destruction’ that may be experienced in the organization, particularly when the group that was discriminated against is filled with resentment, and lose their sense of worth, and ineffective promotions (Buckley, 2011).
Ways in which Tyson Foods can eliminate Sexual Discrimination
The paper outlined suggestions on how Tyson Food can eliminate ‘sexual discrimination’. The three main suggestions discussed include; appreciation of diversity by the leaders, developing definite policies that guide the process of recruitment and selection, and finally employee training, where Tyson Food may also consider subsequent training on its human resource managers who are majorly involved in the company’s recruitment processes. When the company succeeds in the challenge shown here, it will be able to expand and serve its customers in a better way by limiting the number of lawsuits it is facing currently.
Buckley, J. (2011). Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Guide. London: Aspen
Northwest Arkansas Times. (December 29, 2011). New Trial Ordered in Lawsuit Against Tyson
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