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Workplace Diversity n The variety of differences between  people in an organization Race, gender, ethnic group, age,  personality, cognitive style, tenure,  organizational function, education,  background and more
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Cultural Diversity n The presence of persons from a  variety of cultural and/or ethnic groups  within a single setting.
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Culture n The arts, beliefs, laws, morals, customs, habits,  symbols, institutions, and transmitted behavior  patterns of a community or population.  It is: n Shared by all or almost all members of some social  group n Something that older members try to pass on to the  younger members n Something that shapes behavior or structure of 
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Diversity Dilemma Characteristics of Diverse Work Groups n Advantages More creative More productive Better decision  makers Adapt to change  well n Disadvantages More conflict Lower cohesion More attrition
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Discrimination n Denying a person access to  opportunities, generally available to  others, because of a personal  characteristic that is irrelevant to the  issue or task.
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n The notion that one’s own ethnic stock  is superior. n
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course SDS 3340 taught by Professor Tate during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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