follow when leading a culturally diverse group of employees, but can also present challenges in ensuring the company is refraining from discriminatory behavior. Though these mandates provide legal expectations for managers to follow, gaps still exist in ensuring equality for all employees. For example, while the Equal Pay Act of 1963 mandates equal pay for women and men for substantially equal work, a wage gap still exists within the United States on both a national scale, as well in internally for companies. Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce, conducted an internal audit to determine the wage gap between his male and female employees. Following audits in 2015 and 2017, Benioff paid $3 million each time in order to eliminate the pay gap among Salesforce employees (Brinded, 2017). While this example highlights potential challenges for managers, it also displays how managers can proactively promote and inclusive organizational culture and work environment. Biblical Integration Romans 12:2 (KJV) states, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Based on this verse, it is important that we, as individuals and a society, remain open-minded to new experiences. Opening ourselves to new ideas and experiences through a
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