Sunday, August 20, 2006

DIVERSITY IS BORDERLESS

There is a lot of talk about diversity today - as different cultures are being brought together by globalisation and being forced to work with one another. This process will create conflicts in a competitive work environment, but can also create opportunities. For example, India and China are regarded as the new boom economies, but how many organisations use their existing ethnic minority staff to tap into these countries through their networks? How many companies hire people locally to help them to understand these countries? In cosmopolitan cities like London, these are great opportunities which can save money and help build trusting relationships in a very effective way. Just as charity begins at home, so does diversity.

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