Connecting Diversity to Work Perspectives: Integration


In this type of organizational culture, people of color are treated with respect, their individual skills and talents are valued and utilized, and their perspectives and assets are incorporated into the fabric of the organization rather than being isolated. Instead of viewing people of color only as connectors to particular constituencies, the organizational culture values and integrates their cultural perspectives and work into the entirety of the organization.

For example, an arts organization hires a bilingual Latina instructor to teach monolingual students, and she and all other staff people are treated equally; she becomes an instrumental member of the team of instructors that develops curriculum for all of the programs, and courses are designed for students of all cultural backgrounds to create art together and to learn about each other's cultures.


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