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Stages of Personal Diversity Awareness

What are the stages of personal diversity awareness and how might this be affected as an organization changes?

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• Defense - In this phase, a threat is perceived against someone's own comfortable worldview when a difference in culture is made aware (Daft, 2008). The concept of superiority is also found here. For example, if an American individual comes into contact with someone of Afghani decent, they may feel threatened based on the stereotypes that have been communicated regarding that culture. They may also feel as though the America culture is better than the Afghani one.

• Minimizing Differences - In this phase, there is a focus on the similarities between ...

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A discussion regarding the stages of personal diversity awareness and how it is affected by organizational change. 294 words, 1 reference.