Diversity in the Workpalce

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Running Head: DIVERSITY, IN OUR

Diversity in Our World, Good or Bad

Renee Richardson

Employee/Employer Relations
Professor Bagwell
December 3, 2008

Abstract

Diversity is a wider concept than just ethnicity, race and gender. Other unique characteristics such as age, culture, style, education, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation also contribute to diversity. Promoting workforce diversity is difficult for organizations especially the larger ones. If conflicts can be controlled performance and productivity may be increased. There are also many advantages to diversity especially in the workplace. We can all gain if we learn how to accept and
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What these people were experiencing is known as cultural shock. Because we often look at a person differences instead of the similarities there are many issues in dealing with diversity such as disabilities, physical appearances, and personal habits. Promoting workforce diversity is difficult for organizations especially the larger ones. A large issue is the increase of conflicts because people of different groups may see things differently. These conflicts often arise because of prejudice, not wanting to accept those that are different, or just plain old ignorance. Sometimes these conflicts come from one feeling superior and if these conflicts are not addressed by management they may cause overall performance to suffer. Employees that feel valued will work harder but those feeling out place may not be as productive. If conflicts can be controlled performance and productivity may be increased. Although diversity training can be a disadvantage it may also be an advantage. There are also many advantages to diversity especially in the workplace. Increased creativity and productivity can make the company stronger and more competitive. Integrating various cultures in the workplace will help people better understand and accept that we all are different. Different cultures bring different ideas,

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