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Managing multiculturalism in the workplace

WithEDUARDO DAVEL AND DJAHANCHAH PHILIP GHADIRI

As organizations increasingly operate on an international level, they are predictably faced with culturally diverse employees. The overlapping of globalization with continual migration and an increasingly international mass culture reveals intensifi ed intercultural relations, both on local and international levels. It is no longer necessary to travel long distances in order to experience culture shock. One can experience culture shock while sharing a meal with friends, attending university, or even while interacting with colleagues. In this sense, it seems that cultural limits are becoming blurred and evolving within smaller, local daily spheres. Furthermore, organizations have seldom been as culturally diverse as they are today and the phenomenon continues to expand.