For example, men are logical and women are emotional, therefore men should be in managerial position, not women.
Cultural diversity seems to naturally occur, based on our different upbringings in different areas around the world. Inclusion, on the other hand, is something businesses can control, based on proper workplace diversity training, reviewing of company policies, and learning about the employees within a company.
In turn, saving the company money, and helping employees to be more productive due to lower absenteeism. Inclusion, or prejudice, is therefore an outcome of cultural diversity.
Diversity is our different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and cultural patterns; everything that make us all different, yet similar to each other.
For example, a company may have a problem with absenteeism because of employees having sick children.
An employee, who has previous experience with a company that provided sick hild daycare may suggest a cost- effective way for his current company to implement such a program. states that “diversity refers to the collective (all-inclusive) mixture of differences and similarities along a given dimension” (Harvey & Allard, 2011, pg 12).These dimensions affect which cultural, ethnic, or other groups we identify with as well as our social circles.Inclusion is a way of bringing these culturally diverse people together in a common way.Diverse companies will be able to provide services on a “global level” (Greenberg, 2011).Diversity training is important because there are many challenges to implementing diversity policies.Importance of Workplace Diversity Training Cultural diversity is growing in the workplace.Successful organizations need to recognize the need to invest its resources on managing diversity in the workplace. Greenberg says that diversity gives the organization increased adaptability, a broader service range, a variety of viewpoints, and more effective execution (2011).The Affect of Cultural Diversity on Social Circles When sitting on my front porch, I can observe how people tend to gravitate toward people like themselves.For example, people consider me as Caucasian because of how I look, but I am of Native American and Hispanic decent. I am Catholic, middle income, and I have an education higher than the high school level. My neighbors are also Caucasian, Christian, middle income families, who have received education higher than the high school level as well.Diversity can either cause inclusion to occur, or for prejudice to happen.For example, people tend to have preconceived notions about how men and women manage and make decisions in the workplace because of the stereotypes that have been associated with the genders (Harvey & Allard, 2011).