Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

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Diversity in the workplace is one of the most critical challenges facing organizations today. For this reason, numerous articles, books, workshops, training programs, and college courses provide an abundance of information on understanding and managing diversity as a success key to be competitive in this complex world of business. Attitudes towards cultural diversity will influence the performance of cross-cultural teams and it is obviously that companies had to be prepared to act in the direction to take advantage from the present diversity.

Key words: culture, cultural diversity, managing diversity, diverse group

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1.Abstract 1 2.Table of contents 2 3.Introduction 3 4.Literature Review 4-5 5.Conclusions 6 6.Bibliography 7-10


In an open and globalized space the economy is characterized by an increasing degree of urbanization ( Sahin et al, 2009). Regarding to this more and more individual feel free to move, live and work in different part of the world creating in this way a diverse workforce. Derivate of this is e cultural diversity among organizations. The base of this cultural diversity is that each culture perceive the information in a different context, resulting not only in confusion but wasteful mistakes too ( Mitry 2008). The focus of this critical literature review is the cultural diversity workforce and how different organizations react toward it. Which are the positive and the...
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