The paper "High Performance Diverse Workplace" is a great example of a report on management. With the intensification of globalization, business and people have been compelled to cross international borders to compete for more opportunities with other established companies (Ewoh, 2013, p. 107). Globalization is a confirmation that Australian businessmen and people generally does not anymore work and reside within just a narrow market due to the fact that people and business have become part of part of the global economy. Barak (2005, p. 12) argued that in the process, members of the organization or people frequently meet with their counterparts from diverse cultural background and beliefs like never before.
Rice (2010, p. 34) contended that while operating at the global markets has new opportunities for the Australian businesses to get effective talents, increase their brand awareness, and increase their revenues and market share, the workforce diversity that comes with globalization often become challenge to the business. Diversity present communication challenges which then results to moral and ethical degradation in many Australian organizations. In the long run, diversity if not managed properly can create organizational conflict hence poor performance.
However, research in Australia in the recent times has discovered managers need to blend of various leadership styles and behavior to effective manage different cultural workgroups in their organizations. Therefore, using various literatures, this report identifies and critically analyzes the communication challenges which a leader would expect to encounter in relation to the cultural diversity of many Australian organizations. In addition, this report will critically discuss how leaders can address the ethical issues related to the cultural diversity, and critically discuss an optimal mix of leadership styles or behaviors which would be aligned with managing culturally diverse workplaces in Australia.
This report will focus on Wesfarmers Limited 2.0 Definition and Overview of Cultural Diversity in the workplace Diversity Dictionary (1996) described cultural diversity in the workplace as the differences among people who are working and interacting in an organization. The differences here are often based on cultures, languages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, social classes, ages, sects, and religions. Australian companies normally have a dominant culture and subcultures.
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