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Diversity and Communication
Dr. Stephanie Heald
Aug 1, 2011
Diversity is a very important aspect for every organization. As far as communication goes having diversity to can really increase the understanding of the message. On the other hand having only a limited amount of diversity could cause barriers in a company’s communication. Diversity is the condition of having or being composed of differing elements: variety; especially: the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization ("Diversity," 2011).
I think diversity helps increase performance in an organization. I came to this assumption by researching the internet on ehow.com, which had detailed explanations on the benefits of diversity. By having different backgrounds, religions, races, genders, ages, etc will have great benefits and provide what is called multiculturalism. With this different aspect in the organization different perspectives arise which will also better the communication. Also by having an increase in diversity can be a big help for dealing with problems that arise throughout the organization.
Working for PepsiCo we have a huge diversity and inclusion program. Our program consists of groups for women, African Americans, Hispanics, white males, disabled, and even Native Americans. PepsiCo tries hard to make sure that there employees are held to a certain standard and treated fairly in every way. By having these different affinity groups allows people to communicate things effectively and feel comfortable in there profession. So as you can having this type of diversity makes your company look extremely good and it holds value in the job market. In 2009 PepsiCo was recognized for its diversity and inclusion initiatives around the world. Diversity not only assists with communication, but growth will also increase and the leaders of the organization will be...
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