cultural audit project

read the Cultural Audit Project powerpoint and follow the details and This information is from an article detailing the situation that has allegedly occurred at a United Parcel Services (UPS) location in Maumee, Ohio a suburb outside of Toledo, Ohio.


Nineteen black workers from a United Parcel Service (UPS) distribution hub in Ohio sued the shipping service in mid-March 2019, alleging racism and workplace discrimination, according to the Associated Press.

In the suit filed against UPS and five managers at the facility, workers allege being subjected to racist remarks, including comments about Ku Klux Klan meetings. They also cite alleged incidents in which a noose and Confederate flags were hung in the distribution center. In addition, the workers that filed the suit allege that in addition to specific incidents, a decade-long pattern of discriminatory hiring practices and promotions favored white workers with less experience and seniority at the distribution hub located in Maumee, a southwest suburb of Toledo.

The lawsuit against UPS seeks to put a stop to the alleged discriminatory practices, as well as damages of $25,000.

UPS issued a statement to the AP on Thursday that noted the facility fired two workers after incidents in 2016 and has since worked with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on improving monitoring and training.

The case is similar to one filed in January by black workers at a Toledo, Ohio General Motors plant who filed a lawsuit alleging similar discriminatory acts in the workplace, including nooses hung in the facility and threats that evoked the Klan

Audit Questions:

1.Go to the powerpoint and read slide six, now explain based on the scenario above which group should be audited? Why?

2.On the powerpoint, slide seven and embedded document, state what cultural audit method would work and why.

3.After reading the article, Basics of Culture Audits, of the common organizational cultures which do you think apply to United Parcel Services and do you think this culture is prevalent or lacking, state why.

4.If you were charged at UPS to get the people to participate in the cultural audit, how would you do this? Why would this work?

5.What parameters (according to the powerpoint) would you provide to people who participate and why?

6.How do you think a cultural audit at UPS could help and what could cause it to fail?

7.Provide examples of other times (in an organization) where a cultural audit would be beneficial to an organization as it relates to their diversity and inclusion initiatives and state your rationale.

Be sure to use the cultural audit PowerPoint slide along with the embedded link on slide seven. This will provide more than enough information to answer the questions above.