Cultural Diversity

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According to Cox & Blake (1991), developing an organizational culture that values cultural diversity in the workplace is one of the spheres of activity in the management of cultural diversity (p.46). As part of a valuing diversity approach, organizational leaders should ensure that the organization is flexible enough to accommodate employees from different cultural backgrounds. The process of developing an organizational culture that values cultural diversity includes valuing cultural differences, promoting cultural inclusion, and treating cultural differences as prevailing value systems. Secondly, applying leadership principles across a culturally diverse workforce in a global work environment involves the establishment of effective human…show more content…
The human resource department should establish an evaluation center with the responsibility for the hiring and selection of overseas employees. This should be followed by outsourcing for services through contracting external relocation resource like global executive or intercultural consultants. Leaders can enhance organizational relations and intercultural effectiveness by increase cultural awareness and skills, promoting cross-cultural communications and change, cross-cultural learning, and culture-specific briefing…show more content…
Leaders can enhance employee motivation and development across a culturally diverse workforce by embracing diversity and capitalizing on diverse contributions and insight (Gardner, p.82). In this case, the organizations avoid tolerating obvious discrimination and using conventional leadership styles that may not be effective in the contemporary work environment. One of the major ways for enhancing employee motivation and development is through the use of inclusive, consensus-building management style. This leadership style helps in demonstrating mutual respect for employees and their contributions in the decision-making process in the organization. The inclusive, consensus-building management style ensures that all employee issues are effectively addressed in a non-discriminatory manner. Consensus-building management style is based on synergistic leadership style through which combined action occurs when diverse individuals collaborate for a common objective. Synergistic leadership enhances employee motivation and development by helping them to conserve and develop human and natural resources for the common and greater good (Moran, Harris & Moran, 2011,
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