20 Dec '11, 1pm

How Sustainability is Becoming the One True Corporate Religion

How Sustainability is Becoming the One True Corporate Religion

Once upon a time, Corporate America was a homogeneous culture -- white, male, local, and Christian. Today, we consider America a melting pot of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. There's also the development of outsourcing and technologies that allow us to work across nations. Globalization and diversity has many positive effects on business, allowing more voices to be heard and more skills utilized. However, diversity changes the workplace -- it eliminates religion as shared ground. Employees can no longer bond through shared culture, heritage, or religion because it's insensitive and exclusionary. Religion isn't really appropriate in the workplace because of the diversity of beliefs -- but without its assumed presence, employees feel separated and lacking a set of ethics to agree on. The rise of individualism in America has many benefits, but it does sacrifice the team dyn...

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