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Nationalisation of Mines in South Africa

  • Date Submitted: 05/22/2011 04:07 AM
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According to (United Steelworkers 443) diversity is beneficial to both the organization and the members. Diversity brings substantial potential benefits such as better decision making and improved problem solving, greater creativity and innovation, which leads to enhanced product development, and more successful marketing to different types of customers. Simply recognizing diversity in a corporation helps link the variety of talents within the organization . The act of recognizing diversity also allows for those employees with these talents to feel needed and have a sense of belonging, which in turn increases their commitment to the company and allows each of them to contribute in a unique way. Diversity also provides organizations with the ability to compete in global markets. Diverse organizations will be successful as long as there is a sufficient amount of communication within them. Because people from different cultures perceive messages in different ways, communication is vital to the performance of an organization. Miscommunication within a diverse workplace will lead to a great deal of challenges. Diversity is not only about preventing unfair discrimination and improving equality, but also about valuing differences and inclusion, spanning such areas as ethnicity, age, race, culture, sexual orientation, physical disability, and religious belief.
Scott Page’s (2007) mathematical modeling research of team work supports this view. He demonstrated that heterogeneous teams consistently out-performed homogeneous teams on a variety of tasks. Page points out that diversity in teamwork are not so simple.
After defining culture, corporate culture, multicultural, and doing research on reasons why it is important for effective intercultural communication, examples in ways which cultures differ from one another (differences) , examples of main barriers and suggestions or ways to improve it. The conclusion is that based on the research done without intercultural...

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