Read this article. When coming to a new country, it is necessary for the employee/individual to submerge themselves in the host country's culture and ways as quickly as possible and abandon traditional ways?
Diversity today no longer merely focuses on one's age, ethnicity, or gender. It can also address one's physical or mental status. We have seen an increased effort to assist veterans as they return home. The current and future managers must identify opportunities for them. The inclusion of individuals from other nations also must become a part of a diversity strategy. We are more and more becoming "citizens of the world" as nations exchange their people for education, vocational and other opportunities to learn and grow.
The Western, industrialized nations have seen an increased number of individuals coming in from Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America. This situation means having to develop training and related material to help international employees transition into their workplace. Conflict has and will continue to occur over whether or not organizations should commit resources to help their "foreign" workers adjust to their new country. The employees' culture, customs, and language may be retained in both a public and private manner. That also may result in some conflict as those from the home country will resent the fact that the "foreign" workers will hold to these things rather than to assimilate into America or another host country in full. We can make the case that learning the new country's expectations of them from the new home country employer.
Source: Charles R. Nichols
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