Congratulations, you have just been promoted to the Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Uber, a rapidly growing start-up company that is in over 200 cities around the world. Uber connects riders to drivers to make cities more accessible and bring people closer. Per the Uber website, this position is charged with taking Uber’s “talent” (its people and leadership) to the next level. You are excited because several of the responsibilities listed on the job description mirror what you learned in your BUS415 class, including:
Empower diversity and inclusion groups across the business with the resources and connections to succeed Partner with all areas of the business to effectively build and manage diversity and inclusion initiatives globally Coach leaders across the business on progressive ways to enhance diversity and inclusion on their teams
In addition to these responsibilities, you are also charged with providing recommendations for a new organizational design as well as programs to strengthen the organizational culture. However, although the leaders of Uber have an impressive background growing start-up companies, they are concerned with the development of their leadership team. With this business, they decided they are in it for the long-term, and want to become a sustainable organization. They have many questions as you begin your new role. For example, how do they build a good foundation, so their business remains flexible and adaptable? How do they cross into other cultures around the world and remain inclusive? How do they develop a high performance leadership team and learn various communication tactics to move the organization forward?
At a minimum, your recommendations (4-6 pages) should include:
An illustration on a sustainable organizational design that engages diverse stakeholders around the globe, including a few high-level roles and responsibilities. Why should the leadership team consider this design? Description of a leadership development program that the Uber leadership team should consider. Why should they consider it? How will it help the organizational culture of diversity and inclusion? Address power and communication as well as conflict and negotiation. Ideas on programs that strengthens the teams and organizational culture. Describe the programs and explain the effect they could have on Uber. What will it take to implement these programs on a global basis? Use examples on what other organizations do to help the leadership team better understand organizational culture (cite your work) Follow the Grading Rubric for Papers
Uber. About us. Retrieved April 20, 2015, from https://www.uber.com/about
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