Cultural diversity is when population differences are well represented within a community these include race, ethnicity, age, ability, language, nationality, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, or sexual orientation the group is diverse if a wide variety of groups are represented cultural. Style within the company that excluded cultural diversity about 10 years after the start of the company, the consultants at monitor began to grapple with what diversity meant, both corporately and personally. When starting the process of managing cultural diversity in the workplace, you'll want to assess the cultural competence of your employees cultural competence is the ability to be agile to collaborate effectively with people from various cultures. Innovation one of the biggest reasons to employ a diverse work force is the broad base of cultural experience that will drive innovation whether an employee is management, mid-level or entry. Managing diversity for success™ is a strategy that goes far beyond valuing individual differences or developing human resources policies it takes into account the globalization of the world economy, as well as changes to the domestic demographic characteristics of the population (diversity.
Cultural diversity has been defined as the representation, in one social system, of people with distinctly different group affiliations of cultural significance it has been studied in both laboratory and field settings. Published: tue, 26 sep 2017 with reference to hofstede's work on culture evaluate the types of adjustments in a leadership style that managers may need to make because of cultural differences. Here are a few of the top benefits or diversity in the workplace 1) talents, skills and experiences individuals from diverse backgrounds can offer a selection of different talents, skills and experiences, that may be of benefit to the organisation and their work performance. Emotional intelligence for managing results in a diverse world: the hard truth about soft skills in the workplace oct 16, 2010 by lee gardenswartz and jorge cherbosque.
P 301) focused on cultural diversity management and saw it as an organizational answer or reaction to the need for competitiveness and to the increasing variety of the workforce. Cultural diversity made room for measures of diversity that were independent of race or gender (such as life experiences, socio-economic background, and language proficiencies) and therefore could include (and benefit) all employees, including white males. Inclusion is a key, but often overlooked, element to creating a successful work culture that embraces diversity the way to overcome this challenge is to educate hiring managers and employees on the financial, creative, and cultural benefits to creating inclusive environments. Diversity management is about the culture of the organisation and the source of its strategic thinking in a world where globalisation has brought a diverse set of customers to companies that previously dealt with a homogenous customer base, and in a world where innovation is one of the key competitive advantages composing a diverse workforce. The data outlined above reveal the strength and trajectory of diversity in the american workplace today but diversity is sorely lacking in certain sectors and within certain industries of our.
Diversity management is the key to growth in today's fiercely competitive global marketplace no longer can america's corporations hide behind their lack of cultural intelligence. In this article, i offer some thoughts and insights on the strategic value and benefits of diversity in the workplace, cultural attributes that provide the prime conditions to harness the benefits of diversity and some pitfalls to avoid when building a culturally diverse workplace. Part of dealing with diversity in this type of workplace includes developing a sense of tolerance, respect and understanding for the differences in others 1 recognize that people from different backgrounds often have different ways of communicating. The above mentioned are few advantages and disadvantages of diversity in the workplace however, it is in the hands of the organization to work on negatives and make things better for age diversity management team has to work, support, and train each other to move the negatives and reach the positives of the age diversity. Cultural diversity is important because our country, workplaces, and schools increasingly consist of various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups we can learn from one another, but first we must have a level of understanding about each other in order to facilitate collaboration and cooperation.
Diversity management is a process intended to create and maintain a positive work environment where the similarities and differences of individuals are valued the literature on diversity management has mostly emphasized on organization culture. Managing cultural diversity in the workplace september 22, 2015 by zkjadoon the characteristics, features, and functions that differentiate one employee to others, is known as work force diversity and managing such things in the organization is known as managing cultural diversity in the work place. Cultural diversity is a major issue in diversity management ely and roberts (2008) define cultural diversity as differences among team members in race, ethnicity, gender, religion. The diversity in todays workplace means we must be more sensitive to those other cultures, as much as people from other cultures must be sensitive to yours however, it also means that the culture of the workplace has changed.
Diversity at workplace is a common occurrence workplace nowadays it is also something you cannot avoid however, a workforce that consists of different races, religions, ethnicities and gender can produce both positive as well as negative effects and in this post, that is what we are going to. The acceptance and management of cultural diversity have been promoted and touted as a positive tool in social and organizational engineering aimed at solving and preventing group dynamics problems in both business organizations and society as well. Exploring culture diversity in the workplace different cultures embrace different perspectives on important workplace issues, like time management, respect for authority, teamwork and responsibility conflicting interpretations of transparency and ethics, methods of communication and reluctance to give and receive feedback may also arise.