Increase in the cost of training- This Increase comes from costs
associated with sen-hars, programs and kctures *ven to promote &versty
corporaton. These types oftraining ye given to levels of staff
wilin be orgarizabon (Outta, James L, 2004). They teach errployees how to
accept the personalites and des or boughts of others. These programs also
teach one to deal wtl conficts and prejudice a professional twil
Reverse discrimination- This is a feeling bat is associated wth affirmative
actor. pones. Reverse discriminator. is a claim by white males they
have been unfairly discriminated against. They dam they are equally or
more quSfied for the position, yet were passed over for minority to receive
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Impaired Freedom of Speech- In thÉ type of setting we cannot just
cracked jokes, tell stories or state wr options whenever we want because
we might be judged as beng iscrnnating.
Competition rather than teamwork- Diversity can cause competion
among workers. If employees are re open to accepting other culture, they
may become competitors rather than members of a team. This can have
negative effect on the business because fisted of working together to frish
ther work on tin-se they are workirg separatety which prolong the process.
Failure to utlize differences- An office of competitors means an
therent inability to recogrize opporbnties and use differencesto
advantage ) A diverse team can benefit the company in terms of reaching a
broader cient base. An inabity to recognize the potential advantages of
fiver*' hurts not orly the workers, but be business in the Long Ml.
Failure to respect others- While some people are open to ifferent
cultures, religms End ways of 'ving, others prefer their own methods,
re5gions and culture. The nabilO to show respect towards those who are
dfferentcan cause unnecessary tension and thibt communication in the
workplace. This is essent*y divide the workplace groups, resultr,g n
tension or hostility
Creativfty increases - as what the saying goes" two is better than one'.
When people with different ideas are working together to Khieve one goal
the more likely they are to achieve that goal because Ober cutures can offer
better alternatives Canadians mght rot have considered.
Productivity ilcreases - Foreign executves ye extremely successful in the
American corporate world because of globalization and internatonalizaticn.
People fromChina and India benefit U.S. firms wth their stellu "antative
skls. And European citens--Swiss, Germans, British, and French--do we'
here n hi$-level jobs. Increased productivity is an obvious *vantage of
diversity in the workplace.
New attftudes- people from different cultures have ifferent ways on how to
approach a cert* scenario. For example, Cana&ans may consider adopting
the perception of other cultures about ime. On cuture time considered
to be priceless while in other culture they beieved time just one recoe
in bulding a good relationsh$.
Language skills- we al know the Eng5sh É the universal language but not
all people can speak En#h thats why there are comparies who preferto
lure multi-lingual or foreign employee. If a company needs an interpreter or
langyage skills, t may ask forhelp fromthat employee. It an advantage of
workplace diversity to enable people from other cultures help understand
not just thew words, but the mearir,g behind what th,ey are saying.
Understanding how the Our country fits into the world picture
crucial. By relating to people of all backgrounds, Canadians will gar, a greater
perspective on how differentcutures operate and experience greater success
in *tal business as a resift.
New processes can result when people different ideas come together
and cclaborate. Workers must bring multOle skills to the environment, think
cross cultny, and adapt quickly to new sitJaticns. Those who meet these
criteria are hwy to do well, regardless of culture—even in tough economic
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