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Can’t we all just get along? Embracing diversity in the workplace

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HC Online | 11 Feb 2014, 06:52 AM Agree 0
Although traditionally HR has been told to ignore the differences in the workplace and emphasise what makes us the same, becoming a truly multicultural organisation might be the better option, experts say.
  • Deborah Pearson | 12 Feb 2014, 03:01 PM Agree 0
    Referring to Hoefsloot comment regarding cultural differences and responsibility, I would be seriously concerned if I worked for a company that based decision making and accountability of tasks on cultural diversity. Areas such as these should be outlined in company policies based on the needs of the business - and these will fluctuate depending on what industry you work in.

    I also wonder at a company's culture if cultural diversity is an issue. A person should be hired for a position in a company based on their skills, etc. If the focus within the business is on achieving a desired result (project, task, etc.) using these skills then cultural differences can be encouraged and nutured to assist with achieving solutions.
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