Impact of Cultural Diversity on Organizations Term Paper by Nicky

Impact of Cultural Diversity on Organizations
Looks at cultural diversity in the workplace as the ultimate challenge in a globalized world.
# 148670 | 4,415 words | 15 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 29, 2011 in Business (Human Resources) , Labor Studies (General) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)

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This paper explains that cultural diversity within the workplace can have a strong and beneficial impact on the organizational communication processes, which encourages innovation and effective learning leading to a transformed attitude towards the customer and market. Next, the author reviews the definition of globalization, strategic communications management and the theory behind the belief that cultural diversity can lead to higher profits. The paper concludes by suggesting guidelines to help for managing diverse workplaces in an efficient manner. This paper contains a figure.

Table of Contents:
About Globalization
Workplace Diversity and Competitive Advantage
Managing Workplaces with Increased Diversity
What Organizations Really Know about Workplace Diversity Theory and Ways to Improve
Using Diversity to Increased Profits

From the Paper:

"In practice, the biggest challenge for companies is probably to find ways to deal with diversity and being able to codify this knowledge. At this point most of organizational decisions in this area are experimental because: (a) there is no such system or person to contain all the cultural features that give birth to diversity, and (b) organizations haven't learnt how to apply efficient management methods, which work in one part of the world, to all other nations. The challenge comes from the fact that diversity is a dynamic process because people change permanently as a reaction to the changing environment."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brittan, S. (1996, June 6). Keynes and globalization. Financial Times, p. 12.
  • Hofstede, G. & McRae, R.R. (2004). Personality and Culture Revisited: Linking Traits and Dimensions of Culture. Cross Cultural Research, vol. 38(1), pp. 52-88.
  • Hofstede, G. (2001). Culture Consequences, 2nd ed. London: Sage.
  • Hofstede, G. (1984). Cultural Dimensions in Management and Planning. Asia Pacific Journal, pp.84-99.
  • Kogut, B. and Singh, H. (1988). The Effect of National Culture on the Choice of Entry Mode. Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 19(3), pp. 411-432.

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