The paper "Inclusion and Diversity within Work Organizations " is a great example of management coursework. Globalization phenomena are altering the priorities of corporate restructuring. Acceleration of events, the reach of global competition, and technological innovations place even the most prosaic of industries at risk. Security of market position here or abroad can flee overnight under the relentless pressure of competition and change. Time and space have been compressed. Led by the larger companies, the multinationals, but increasingly open to ever-smaller entities, world markets have tended to ignore national boundaries.
Examples of change are ubiquitous. Companies large and small must be capable of responding. It is proposed that corporate culture interventions have moral as well as organizational consequences and it is argued that organizational psychologists may be misusing their skills and ignoring the effects of their activities on themselves and others. Changes in corporate culture will inevitably occur as a result of the various backgrounds, sets of work ethics, and values that the new participants will bring with them. For example, there will be no place for the monolithic, Anglo-made, networking "old-boy" system characterized by a single organizational "culture" intended to make employees conform to idealized behavior and commit to long-term organizational goals.
In its place, there will be a more open and entrepreneurial system, less constraining to the individual, in which the culturally different worker cannot only survive but develop, flourish, and advance. These changes will radically affect the nature of work and redefine the role of human resources management. Companies that jump out in front of the area of managing this diversity--and which are able to couple awareness with action--will have a significant competitive edge. AIM In this paper, I will investigate and explain how cultural diversity can facilitate/hinder in achieving organizational competitive advantage in an increasingly global marketplace.
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