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Cross-Cultural Environment Management

Question 1:
When considering types of ascribed and achieved categories of diversity found within the average organization, what are the potential outcomes when organizational leaders believe that diversity should be â??toleratedâ? or that members should assimilate into the organizational culture? Give examples of this dynamic and provide potential remedies for this behavior.

Question 2:
Society has an enormous amount of power and influence when considering the various categories and attitudes around the issue of diversity. In thinking about race, gender roles, class, and other categories, society has vastly shaped how we view diversity. Yet, many organizations promote the mission of their agency to create an all-inclusive, pluralistic environment for their entire workforce. Is it possible for an organization to create an organizational culture to counter societal influences? What are some formal and informal ways that organizations attempt to do so?

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Question 1

Some desired outcomes when diversity is assimilated into an organizational culture is important. For example, unity arises when all races feel equal within ranks. Each person also has self-confidence in their work. They become better employees because each of them know they are making a difference in the workplace and society. However, others view this type of behavior as negative because of the tolerance level. Another example is that work places can hire people that are of different races ...

Solution Summary

This solution dealt with diversity in the workplace, and how society affects in on a regular basis.