Thinking About Diversity and Inclusion

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Apply critical-thinking skills to answer the following questions in a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper, based on this week's readings.

  • What are the dimensions of cultural diversity? Identify and briefly explain the dimensions by referencing the text.
  • With what ethnic, cultural, or other groups do you identify? Describe what members of your social circle have in common.
  • What is the difference between diversity and inclusion?
  • What is the importance of workplace diversity training?
  • What is your experience with workplace culture? Could there be, or could there have been, more inclusion?

Include a minimum of two scholarly articles,

Format your paper according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

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Diversity and Inclusion
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Diversity and Inclusion

Cultural diversity is the way many cultures co-exist within the larger culture. Under one
nation, for example, there are many different cultures hence influencing things like cuisine and
ways of living. Diversity means that within a certain population there are different traditions,
belief systems and practices (Rice & White, 2015). Diversity and inclusion are essential aspects
in the society and within any organization as they enable people to live with harmony.
Dimensions of Cultural Diversity
The dimensions of cultural diversity wheel enable one to understand different diversity
components that are used in processing information (Rice & White, 2015). The information
processed leads to one making assumptions about different people and influences behavior.

As shown in the diversity wheel, there are four layers of diversity. These layers are
personality, internal dimensions, external dimensions, and organizational dimensions. The



personality layer includes factors that influence the values and beliefs of an individual. One’s
personality is shaped very early in their lives and greatly influenced by the other three layers in
the model. The internal dimension looks at components of diversity where one cannot have any
control (Rice & White, 2015). It includes factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age and sexual
orientation. The internal dimensions are the things that one first notices in other people and then
makes judgments based on this. The external dimensions are components that one can control or
change over time. It includes factors such as geographical location, personal and recreational
habits, appearance and work...

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