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Value of Diversity: Client-Retailer Barriers

Select an issue in the work environment that may have been more successfully resolved by the presence of a diverse workforce and include the following:

o Include a thorough description of the issue. Describe the ramifications of the issue on the organization.

o Do not simply state that a diverse workforce would have been beneficial in the selected issue. Provide specific details regarding how diversity would have prevented the situation or would have facilitated a more successful resolution to the challenge. Justify your answer.

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Dear Student,
Hello. There are varied ways of putting together a narrative, especially in choosing a particular issue to cover in relation to importance of diversity in the workplace. The solution below is just one of the many approaches or situations you can present. I have written several solutions on this very problem and they are available in the solution library but for you, I think it would be important to try and present a simple diversity problem that is familiar in an everyday situation. Thank you for using Brainmass. Good luck!

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Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity refers in its simplest terms refers to the differences that are many and varied. In a social setting, this refers to the following: Race, Culture, National origin, Region, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Age, Marital Status, Politics, Religion, Ethnicity, Disability, economic differences, Family structure, Health, Values, etc. In most cases, diversity is seen to connote multiculturalism, referring to racial, cultural and ethnic diversity within the population/membership of a specific place or group, whether primary, secondary or referential like in a university, a corporation or business, a town, city or a country. Nowadays, nations the world over recognize that while differences can cause conflict, it is also a rich ground for improvement and source of new ideas for the purpose of development. Cities like New York for example find that its diverse population presents a good sampling of a global populace. As a financial center, New York Banks, firms, and agencies has an employee list of varied ethnicities, races and cultures allowing said firms a good understanding of said ethnicities, their unique global markets. Nowadays, the issue about workplace diversity centres on equal and fair employment. The goal is to treat people equally without discrimination whatever their race, ethnicity, gender, age, or religion maybe. Since the Civil Rights movement mid-20th Century in the US, the nation has come to center their efforts for equality against discrimination putting up The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that is still as relevant as it is today. The EEOC encourages diversity in the workplace by putting together policies as well as projects known as 'Diversity Training'. According to Vaughn (2007), diversity training ...

Solution Summary

The solution is a 1,295-word essay on the value and implementation of diversity in the workplace. Elements and concepts in relation to an effective multicultural workplace is discussed and a sample problem is presented together with its suggested resolution by the application of workplace diversity principles. In this paper the problem of a client-retailer disconnect due to cultural barriers is discussed. References are listed for expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.