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Diversity-Consciousness in an Organization

You are a leader in a global organization and have been asked to make a presentation to the Board of Directors about the importance of a diversity-conscious organization.

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Create a 6- to 8-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

Identify the following:

- The characteristics of diversity-conscious leaders
- The differences between individualistic and collectivistic societies when communicating globally, including virtual communication
- How technological changes influence diversity in leadership
- How to improve diversity consciousness within the workplace

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Dear Student,

Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. You are being asked by your professor to put together 6-8 slides and in this presentation, you are supposed to be a leader of a global organization presenting the importance of understanding diversity. It seems like a tall task but if we stick only to the main ideas this is not so difficult. I cannot assure you that the ideas here are specific to the course materials you have since you did not indicate them but they will be parallel and related. I suggest mixing in specific ideas from your course materials for your end-product. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

Slide 1

Title - What is Diversity?

Diversity in the workplace often times refer to the notion of multiculturalism, of ethnic diversity. Our society is made up of a variety of ethnicities, of people coming from a host of cultures. Our society is also divided according to gender, age and belief systems. One of the key tenets of management, that of control and human resource pertains to recognizing the skills and abilities as well as flaws of employees or an organization's membership in order to manage them efficiently for the purpose of achieving a certain level of productivity. It is oftentimes regarded that diversity underlines the main reasons behind ineffectiveness of organizations as its' people find it hard to work together and achieve together by virtue of their cultural, gender, religious and age differences which serve as barriers to good relations and productivity. We live in a globalized world and our company is present around the world and as such we recognize the diversity of our workforce. While we find that culture can be a ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in putting together a Powerpoint presentation on the topic of leadership and diversity. The tasks (see above) are considered in the solution so as to ensure that the student will be able to complete said assignment. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.