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Diversity in the workplace is defined as the similarities and differences among employees in terms of age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Until lately, diversity in the workplace has meant the ongoing interaction between employees and employers with different cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds that have significant influences on the operations and management of an organization. However, recently, diversity has been broadly redefined as the collective differences and similarities of different dimensions. For example, diversity issues related to demographic characteristics of employees are different from those related to diverse functional issues such as marketing, research, manufacturing, finances, and so on within an organization. Thus, demography and organizational functions of the employees are two different dimensions of diversity. Understanding ...

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