Diversity Concept Worksheet

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Diversity Concept Worksheet

Spring Meninger

MMPBL/560 Managing in a Cross-Cultural Environment

Professor David Barlage

March 1, 2010


Diversity Concepts Worksheet


Application of Concept in your personal and/or professional life

Reference to Concept in Reading

Culture is referred to as:

Way of life


Customs that are transmitted through learning

Molding of our belief systems

Behavior of those who are exposed to them

Children learn traditions by being exposed to them early in life through a process called enculturation (Kottak & Kozaitis, p. 16)

As a child growing up being raised at the age of five by my grandparents, has made me the person I am today. Doing the right thing all the times was instilled very early on and nothing but perfection was accepted. Today I still do the right thing based on my religious background and my ethics and beliefs. My behavior impacts those around me both personally and professional life. At work I always would come in with a smile on my face and say good morning to those I met on my way to my desk. One day, a colleague came up to me and asked me why I was so happy in the morning. I have to admit I was taken aback by it however, I simply replied that this is who I am and I have always been this way. The thing is that you can impact those around you by your behavior ironically enough more people felt better seeing someone smiling and saying good morning than the opposite. Molding of our belief systems can change based on our experiences or research we have done that would change the way we think about our lives. My memories of my childhood are that of remembering good always prevails over...