Reflect on your strengths and areas for improvement in cultural competence, as well as analyze the ways in which cultural competency can help promote teamwork and collaboration in a 6-9-page paper.

Question Description
Reflect on your strengths and areas for improvement in cultural competence, as well as analyze the ways in which cultural competency can help promote teamwork and collaboration in a 6-9-page paper.

INSTRUCTIONS
This assessment has two main parts. The first is a self-reflection of your results on the questionnaire from the media piece, as well as a description of areas in which you would like to improve your skills with regards to cultural competence and diversity. The second part is an analysis of the various cultural components that go into leadership and how they drive teamwork and collaboration.

Part 1: Cultural Competence Self-Reflection
Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria:

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Discuss the results of cultural diversity assessment.
Describe areas of improvement of cultural diversity skills.
Demonstrate effective communication through writing and proper use of APA style.
Communicate in a professional and effective manner, writing content clearly and logically, with the correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
In this first part of the assessment, relate your findings and self-reflection with regards to the Culture, Diversity, and Out-Groups in Leadership media piece. Consider the following as you construct this part of your assessment:

What was your score?
Were you surprised by the results? If so, in what ways were you surprised?
How was working through this exercise informative with regards to your current personal and professional cultural competence?
Describe at least two areas of improvement that you would like to focus on over the next year.
What potential benefits will you have in your career by improving in these areas?
What plans do you have to ensure you are making progress towards improvement?
Part 2: Analysis of Culture, Leadership, and Teamwork
Relevant Scoring Guide Criteria:

Analyze the relationship between cultural competence, teamwork, and collaboration.
Distinguish between cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural competence, and cultural sensitivity.
Explain how verbal and non-verbal communication may be misunderstood due to cultural differences.
Demonstrate effective communication through writing and proper use of APA style.
Communicate in a professional and effective manner, writing content clearly and logically, with the correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
This second part of the assessment focuses on differentiating between various aspects of culture, examining how verbal and non-verbal communication can be impacted by cultural differences. It also explores how culturally competent leaders in an organization can help to encourage teamwork and collaboration. Consider the following as you work to complete this section:

How does cultural competence impact teamwork and collaboration?
Based on any relevant personal or professional experiences, what are the differences (if any) that you have observed with how individuals collaborate with the cultural competence of the organization or individuals?
How are cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural competence, and cultural sensitivity related yet different?
Why is it important for a health care leader to understand all?
In what ways can verbal and non-verbal communication be misunderstood due to cultural differences?
What are the potential impacts of these misunderstandings?
How can a health care leader minimize these misunderstandings?
Resources: Cultural Competence
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CULTURAL COMPETENCE
Bahreman, N. T., & Swoboda, S. M. (2016). Honoring diversity: Developing cultural competent communication skills through simulation. Journal of Nursing Education, 55(2), 105–108.
This article examines best practices regarding education and practice for cultural competence, diversity competence, and humility.
Dauvrin, M., & Lorant, V. (2015). Leadership and cultural competence of healthcare professionals: A social network analysis. Nursing Research, 64(3), 200–210.
This article presents a study that explores the impact of leadership on the cultural competence of health care practitioners and organizations.
Powell, D. L. (2016). Social determinants of health: Cultural competence is not enough. Creative Nursing, 22(1), 5–10.
This article presents ways in which cultural competence helps to reduce health disparities; it also argues that other considerations are necessary.
Resources: Health Care Leadership and Diversity
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HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY
Desir, E. (2014). Exploring obstacles to success for early careerists in healthcare leadership. Journal of Healthcare Management, 59(4), 250–253.
This article examines the challenges and needs of health care professionals early in their careers.
Silver, R. (2017). Healthcare leadership’s diversity paradox. Leadership in Health Services, 30(1), 68–75.
This article presents a study in which health care executives share their perspective regarding the importance of diversity at the executive level.