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Thinking About Diversity and Inclusion Posted on January 9, 2011 by Kinda Strange What are the dimensions of cultural diversity? Identify and briefly explain the dimensions by referencing both textbooks. Some of the dimensions of cultural diversity are racial groups (a group socially set apart by obvious physical difference), ethnic groups (groups set apart by culture patterns or nationality), religious groups, and gender groups. Age can also be a dimension. Minority groups generally share the characteristics of experiencing unequal treatment, sharing similarities, involuntary membership, group solidarity, and marriage within the group. The differences and similarities between the groups must be dealt with simultaneously. It is important to focus on the whole, rather than approach the situation piecemeal. The components can vary, as it is possibly to belong to multiple minority groups. Building a connection is just one dimension of diversity. The company structure, the amount of motivation, the development of skills and training, inclusion in strategy, all these things must be considered when creating a diverse workplace. Measurement of progress can be done through certain touchstones. What is the accepted degree of inequality between those with power and those without?
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course SOC 315 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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