Cultural Diversity in Organisation

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Case on cultural diversitywithin an organization
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1Background.................................................................................................................................1Case Study...................................................................................................................................2CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONCultural diversity within an organisation refers to different individuals in an enterprisefrom various cultures or society. Cultural diversity can be based on religion, language,nationality, race, gender, race or age. Within a company, employees working together can havedifferent values, work styles, cultures and viewpoints. This report is been made for deriving acase study in area of cultural diversity within an organisation. Organisation taken for case studyis B.Grimm. It's a multinational conglomerate established on 1878, based on Bangkok, Thailand.They are active in energy, healthcare, real estates, building & industrial systems, transport and e-commerce. The purpose of this case is to identify issues related to workplace cultural diversity.MAIN BODYBackgroundCultural diversity within workplace refers to practices, traditions, values or beliefs ofemployees or staffs based on gender, age, religion, ethnicity or race (Banks, 2015). Globalisationin economy is one of the main factor that drives cultural diversity at a workplace. Today'sbusiness environment is made up of employees of different ages, genders, nationalities andreligions. Workplace diversity is benefited for employers in both materialistic and intangibleform. When people from different cultures, comes to work, having different skills, knowledgeand ability. These difference in their knowledge and skills would benefit organisation for takingefficient solutions for solving various problems that arise. In order to utilize benefits of culturaldiversity in workplace, commitment of people towards organisation is to be communicated andchallenges are to be addressed. These have a positive effect on their reputation with customersand suppliers. Thailand consists of different cultures and religions, in which majority of peopleare Buddhists, followed by Muslims and Christians. Minority are of Hindus.There are certain trends regarding cultural diversity:Growth of minority workforce:In today's scenario, workforces are made up of muchdiverse population from different parts of the world. This would create an organisationwhich is multi-culture and multiracial. This would bring difference in skills, experiencesand abilities at workplace. An atmosphere is been created where, through brainstorming,different ideas and viewpoints are welcomed.1
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