This paper examines multicultural development, which has become increasingly vital to most executive organizations in the world.
# 100431 | 1,775 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 |
Published on Dec 28, 2007 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Ethnic Studies (General) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)
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This paper begins with a discussion on why multiculturalism is important and a look at the physical differences between groups that organizations should keep in mind. The paper then points out the significance of the different values or attitudes that distinguish groups from one another and concludes by looking at the steps an organization can take to prevent misunderstandings between different peoples from taking place. The paper maintains that a responsible organization will hire from all types of groups, will educate people on cultural differences, and will try to create an environment that makes all of its employees feel welcome and secure.
From the Paper:"Not to be forgotten, professional organizations need to recognize what different modes of dress signify in different cultures. For example, a brightly-colored shirt in one society might seem informal and therefore inappropriate in a business setting, but might actually be seen as very formal and as very appropriate by the culture of the person wearing that shirt. Additionally, if an organization's representatives are not culturally sensitive, then they might find some modes of dress to be vestiges of antiquated or oppressive cultural practices when such is not really the case."
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