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Finally, this chapter has focused primarily on the differences that exist between cultures and nations. In the minds of some HR practitioners, international differences have a larger variance than those within a single culture or nation. When we use these somewhat obvious and large international differences, it is easier to make a point about the importance of recognizing and working with diversity. The principles of working effectively with diversity within a single country (for example, the United States) are fundamentally the same as those that exist globally. Diversity is, indeed, not a confounding factor but rather a source or energy and ideas to drive individual as well as organizational change and growth.
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