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Diversity in Organizations

So why is it when many people think of diversity, they think first of ethnicity and race, and then gender? Diversity is much broader. Diversity is otherness, or those human qualities that are different from our own, and outside the groups to which we belong. How can leadership promote cultural diversity to create effective change? Discuss the ramifications on the organization for failing to accommodate cultural differences.

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Diversity and Leadership

It is right to view diversity as an acknowledgement of otherness, that the social world is populated by a multitude of cultures identified and differentiated by degrees of 'otherness' for otherness defines to the point of stereotyping. But diversity is a much broader term for it applies to the natural world as well and socially it provides degrees of similar meanings from a sociological, cultural, business and political perspective. Above all however, at least from a social scientific viewpoint, diversity refers to the multiculturalism that is so prevalent in our globalized world. Companies and organizations today have to contend, more than ever with a multicultural set of ...

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The solution is a concise 598-word narrative that discusses the topic of diversity in relation to ethnicity and gender and the ramifications to an organization if leadership and management does not take diversity into context.