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This paper discusses how diversity requires long-term cultural changes on the individual and the organizational level and how it requires a more global and all-encompassing perspective as well as a more holistic and synthesized view of how the workplace operates. The paper also examines how the skills employees learn through diversity training such as mediating conflict, and empathizing with the perspective of others will serve them well in all facets of their work for an organization. Managing diversity requires work, and may seem difficult at times, but the rewards it brings in both quantifiable and unquantifiable terms make it well worth the effort.
From the Paper:"Diversity is a seminal aspect of most modern organizations. As the world is diverse, organizations can benefit from internal diversity. When pitching a new campaign to Japan, for example, an advertising firm can benefit from the expertise of a Japanese-American employee's cultural insights, gained from growing up with first-generation immigrant parents. Women may have different and valuable approaches to leadership than their male counterparts, and the pluralistic insights gained from people who have lived in different regions of the United States and around the world can enable an organization to pool resources and skills that make an organization stronger and work against a homogenized ethic of groupthink. "Managing diversity well provides a distinct advantage in an era when flexibility and creativity are keys to competitiveness. An organization needs to be flexible and adaptable to meet new customer needs....Heterogeneity promotes creativity and heterogeneous groups have been shown to produce better solutions to problems and a higher level of critical analysis" (Chapter 12, University of California at Berkley, 2007)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Chapter 12: Managing diversity in the workplace. (2008, June 8). Guide to Managing Human Resources. University of California at Berkley. Retrieved February 20, 2009 at http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/GUIDE/diversity.htm
- Marquis, Jefferson P., Nelson Lim, Lynn M. Scott, Margaret C. Harrell, & Jennifer Kavanagh. (2006). Managing diversity in corporate America: An exploratory analysis. The Rand Corporation. Retrieved February 20, 2009 at http://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers/2007/RAND_OP206.pdf
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