Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

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Erica L. Munsey
Cultural Diversity In The Workplace
Sociology 220B

There is presently more than 60% percent of the United States work force that consist of immigrants, minorities and woman. Current studies show that in the next 10 – 15 years such groups will rise to 90% in the work force. Today’s leaders are now confronted with the challenges of how to effectively manage the work force that is increasing in the diverse lines of ethnicity, physical ability, race, gender and sexual preferences and age. In this challenge is the notion that the best, brightest most qualified employee’s come from several different cultural background identities. To this level it stands to recongnize that individuals and work places who come to welcome and value the perspectives and talents of employee’s from cultural diverse back rounds will have a advantage over those that fail to do so.

With the increase in the global world there is no wonder that the people sitting opposite of you at work could belong to another part of the world, or a different faith. In today’s world the market transcends its boundaries, cultural diversity in the work place does need to be understood so it helps in safeguarding a successful organized culture. Ask yourself what is cultural diversity in the work place? Diversity means or refers to people of different culturally, ethnically, racially different from one another. So basically in other words people belong to different demographics make-ups and their life connected with that difference. Cultural diversity is the term that isn’t limited to our physical appearance, but our mental being as well. Which includes the way we communicate, think and manage.

What is the importance of Cultural Diversity in the workplace? When most of us define our work place; we also define it by the number of people who do complete the work place. People from cultural diverse back rounds bring values and ethics...
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