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O How has the workplace changed in the last 35 years?
o How is the workplace changing?

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o How has the workplace changed in the last 35 years?

In the past 35 years, workplaces and work have both radically changed. In Britain, the manufacturing industries contracted and the private services have expanded. Along with these is the increase in diversity in employment. There was a collapse of trade union membership and a reduction of collective bargaining and strikes in the private sector. There was an increase of human resource management and new employment practices were applied to organizations. The law became a dominant influence in the workforce.
The earliest stages of the evolution of diversity in the United States included factors such as gender, age, and sexual orientation with every nation having its own historical views which affected their reactions to diversity. These perceptions help determine if certain acts are a form of violation, injustice, or an affront. Different countries have different views of diversity. One country may see it as discriminatory while another country ...

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624 words; 2 references; how the workplace has changed; the evolution of diversity in the workplace in the US

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Discuss at least two ways that this multicultural mix can be an advantage to the career field you have chosen.
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The multicultural mix is a big part of the business world now, most businesses employ people from all over the world so now you have to know what their culture is like so as to not offend them. A multicultural mix can be good for many reasons, it brings diversity into the job and allows opportunities for improvement in different areas, and it will always keep things interesting.
A coworker that might be from another culture might be able to provide different ways of doing things which could be very beneficial for the business, they can also keep things pretty interesting allowing others to take part in different things from their culture. Having a multicultural office place is important in the business world today and has proven to be very successful in our culture.

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Cherry, K. (n.d.). Freud & Religion. Retrieved from http://psychology.about.com: http://psychology.about.com/od/sigmundfreud/p/freud_religion.htm

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