These dimensions affect which cultural, ethnic, or other groups we identify with as well as our social circles.
Inclusion is a way of bringing these culturally diverse people together in a common way.
People tend to live and socialize with others similar to them in lifestyle and culture. Many of my friends are military or former military people. Most are Catholic/Christian, but a few are Muslim and Jewish.
I think the strongest tie that most of us share is either our military service, or our spouse’s service. Being in the military is like living in a small town or city.
The Affect of Cultural Diversity on Social Circles When sitting on my front porch, I can observe how people tend to gravitate toward people like themselves.
For example, people consider me as Caucasian because of how I look, but I am of Native American and Hispanic decent. I am Catholic, middle income, and I have an education higher than the high school level. My neighbors are also Caucasian, Christian, middle income families, who have received education higher than the high school level as well.Many of them are active duty or former military, or work as teachers, firefighters, or nurses.On our cul-de-sac, there is one African American family, and one family of Pacific Islanders, but these families are also middle income, active duty military families, who have received higher education as well.Racial groups, religious groups, ethnic groups, gender groups, and cultural patterns.These groups then form subordinate and dominate groups in society (Schaefer, 2011).The difference between diversity and inclusion is identified as well as the importance of diversity training within the workplace and how workplace culture is affected by diversity.Thinking about Diversity and Inclusion There are many dimensions of cultural diversity.With the use of diversity training, and implementation of workplace diversity policies, workplace culture is positively affected by diversity.Dimensions of Cultural Diversity Harvey and Allard define diversity “as the ways in which people differ that may affect their organizational experience in terms of performance, motivation, communication, and inclusion” (2009, pg. According to Schaefer, cultural diversity comes from a mix of different groups.In turn, saving the company money, and helping employees to be more productive due to lower absenteeism. Inclusion, or prejudice, is therefore an outcome of cultural diversity.Diversity is our different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and cultural patterns; everything that make us all different, yet similar to each other.