Informative Speech Topages And Disadvantages Of Cultural Diversity In The Workplace
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Informative Speech Coms 1030
Title of speech: Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
Specific Purpose: My audience will be able to understand the advantages and disadvantages of cultural diversity in the workplace.
I. Attention Getter
At some point in time we have all been in a position where we were uncomfortable in a new setting, cultural diversity is presented in everyday life; whether you’re at a new university or starting a new job. Cultural diversity is becoming more common in the work place by expanding companies around the world.
II. Audience Relevance Link
According to 10 Diversity Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Hiring Decisions, racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse ones by 35%.…show more content… For example, a company may have to invest in programs to promote the expansion of diversity.
Transition: Disadvantages come along in the process of trying to expand a workplace.
II. Although there are many disadvantages of diversity in the workplace here are three advantages I found.
a. Diversity can inspire and drive innovation, working with people from various backgrounds, who have different working styles can form a variety of ideas (“13 benefits and challenges,” 2017). For example, someone may be able to generate an exciting idea, someone else may be able to execute it with their experiences; this encourages individuals to use their strengths to work together (Deering, 2017).
b. Diverse teams are more productive and perform better, the wide range of experience, expertise, and working methods make problem-solving more advanced and create more productivity (“13 benefits and challenges,” 2017). The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) conducted a study showing that working with cultural diversity created a happy and more productive outcome.
c. There is also a greater opportunity for personal and professional growth, working in a diverse group can lead to new skills and approaches; which can develop a network that can benefit your career (“13 benefits and challenges,” 2017). Working with others who speak different languages makes it easier for a company to work globally and