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    Demographics, Cultural Diversity and Group Behavior

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    What is the impact of demographic characteristics and cultural diversity on group behavior?

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    What is the impact of demographic characteristics and cultural diversity on group behavior?

    Demographic characteristics (e.g., age, race, disability, ... sexual orientation, class, ethnicity, religion, cognitive abilities) and cultural diversity impact group behavior, such as language barriers, misunderstandings, different cultural mores/values: may lead to conflict and poor decision making is not managed effectively). In fact, the more diverse the group, the more variables have the potential to impact the group negatively, unless these variables are managed effectively by the group leader. For example, an effective leader needs to work and communicate effectively and sensitively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and varying demographic characteristics (e.g., age, race, disability, sexual orientation, class, ethnicity, religion, cognitive abilities). They need to be effective and trained in conflict resolution issues. ...

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