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• • Curture Diversity Cultural diversity Importance of cultural diversity Issues related cultural diversity Steps to strengthen diversity Suggestions for addressing diversity Content • • •
Culture What is Culture can be understood as “a particular way of life, which expresses certain meanings and values not only in art and learning, but also in institutions and ordinary behavior. ” “Is a set of assumptions people simply accept without questions as they interact with each other. ”
DIVERSITY Conceptually, diversity may either be understood as variety, in which all people are regarded as unique individuals, or as difference, in which specific groups of people(e. g. . non_whites and women) are regarded as being different with respect to a dominant group (e. g. . White men).
CULTURAL DIVERSITY “Is the variety of human societies or culture in a specific region, or in the world as a whole. As well as more obvious cultural differences that exist between people, there are significant variations in the societies organise themselves.
IMPORTANCE OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY Societies are increasingly diverse or are increasingly capable of admitting the diversity which has always existed within their national boarders. Persons and groups have varied, plural and dynamic identities Culture takes diverse forms across time and space. This diverse is embodied in the uniqueness and plurality of the identities of the groups and societies making up humankind.
As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature In this sense , it is the common heritage of humanity and should be recognized and affirmed for the benefit of present and future generations.
ISSUES RELATED CULTURAL DIVERSITY Stereotyped views about workforce Lack of familiarity Nation_specific workplace environment Tensions between valuing diversity and maintaining the cohesion of a heterogeous group Unequal dialogue Cultural silencing
STEPS TO STENGTHEN DIVERSITY Develop a network Establish a forum Create a Center Conduct a conversation Celebrate diversity Promote dialogue Introduce training
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