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While some define multicultural organizations as those whose membership merely includes people from multiple cultural groups in one organizational context, Taylor Cox and others describe multicultural organizations as those that also (a) have a commitment to engaging members from all cultural backgrounds and fully including all in both formal and informal networks, (b) value differences, and (c) have management systems in place that are not biased against any cultural groups. These cultural backgrounds can include race, class, gender, religion, national origin, nationality, sexual orientation, age, ability, or any other salient factor, and they vary based on location and context. In the United States, race and gender are most often the focus. For an organization to be successful as a multicultural organization, it must have members ...

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