000752053 Assignment #1 With global markets expanding greatly in the recent years, diversity has become and issue that is now at the forefront of many organizations, and universities. Companies now have to deal with customers from different cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs, which are part of a new worldwide economy. Companies can use diversity to promote more creativity within a company, along with showing their willingness for change. Universities are also playing a major role in diversity because of the positive impact that diversity can have within a learning environment. Diversity is generally defined as acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, and celebrating differences among people with respect to age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation, spiritual practice and public assistance status. (Esty, et al., 1995) Due to the increasing differences in the U.S. population, diversity issues are now becoming more important and becoming essential to the success of companies, and
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