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ISSN: 2450-775X     eISSN: 2353-2874    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/miz.2017.49-06
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Issue archive / nr 3 (49) 2017
Metodologiczne aspekty uczenia się z różnorodności organizacji
(Methodological Aspects of Organizational Learning from Diversity)

Authors: Barbara Mazur
Politechnika Lubelska, Wydział Zarządzania
Keywords: cultural diversity organization learning
Year of publication:2017
Page range:12 (67-78)
Klasyfikacja JEL: Z10
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Contemporary organizations show a tendency to be less and less culturally homogeneous. As a result of demographic and economic phenomena, many millions of people migrate in search of work and a better life, changing not only the place of residence, but also the cultural environment, which they enter with their own values, norms and rules of conduct. Thus, both employees and enterprises are exposed to diversity. As a result of globalization, migration and integration processes, the human resources of many organizations are nowadays a cultural mix. In the literature on the subject of managing cultural diversity, it is referred to as a double-edged sword that can work for the benefit of the organization or be a burden for it. The role of managers is to make this mix a source of competitive advantage for the organization. To achieve that, organizations must develop ways of learning from culturally diverse members of groups. The base for the paper is the review of literature concerning the subject of methods of learning from culturally diverse organization members. In the light of the research results, the most effective method of learning from cultural diversity is the adoption (by the organization) of specific mental learning structures funded on the perspective of integration and learning and general learning structures.
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