Wouldn’t you know it, we once lived in a dark and horrible world where we didn’t even realize that the Department of Agriculture was in need of “cultural transformation” in order to do its job of handing out agricultural subsidies to farmers. But all that changed with Pigford when it emerged that not enough of the the agricultural pork and giveaways were being given to farmers with the right accents and skin color.
So lights, camera and cultural transformation.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has paid a Chicago-based firm hundreds of thousands of dollars to culturally transform the agency through diversity training that includes chants about America’s founding fathers being illegal immigrants.
The USDA has paid a Chicago-based firm called Souder, Betances & Associates nearly $200,000 in the last two years to undertake a “cultural transformation” of the agency.
200K is modest for a cultural transformation. Mao spent a lot more than that on a cultural revolution. Here’s Souder, Betances & Associates section on Hispanics at Work.
Leveraging the skills, knowledge, world views and creative energies of Hispanics in the workplace is a capability that managers and leaders in organizations must develop fully.
You would assume that leveraging the skills of Hispanics would involve the same capability required to leverage the skills of all human beings… but that’s only because you have yet to be culturally transformed.
Making their numbers equal a positive force in the workplace can happen only with the guidance and efforts of culturally competent stake holders.
Here’s a tip, when you see the word “stakeholders” in a sentence, swap that out for soviets. It means the same thing and “soviets” is much clearer.
Pity the poor Hispanics, who apparently cannot positively contribute to the workplace until you hire Souder, Betances & Associates to teach you how to get them to contribute positively. Racism? Nope. Profitism.
Extensive travels and work experiences in Latin American settings have contributed to our base of knowledge and perspectives.
Well isn’t that great, they’re traveled extensively to Latin America, giving them the same informed insight as your next door neighbors who vacation regularly at fine resorts in Latin America. Drop them a line to suggest that they start their own Cultural Transformation program.