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Exploring Management, Third Edition by John R. Schermerhorn, Jr.

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A day at work, a trip to the store, a visit with friends—all bring diversity into our lives. Even a walk across the college campus can be a trip around the world, if your're willing to take it.

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Diversity and Global Cultures: There Are New Faces in the Neighborhood

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YOUR CHAPTER 16 TAKEAWAYS

  1. Understand what we need to know about diversity in the workplace.
  2. Understand what we need to know about diversity among global cultures.

Diversity Maturity and Finding Forrester

Finding Forrester is an intriguing story about the relationship between an aging and reclusive Caucasian writer—William Forrester (Sean Connery), and a young African-American from the projects—Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown). Jamal first enters Forrester's apartment through a fire escape window. It is the fulfillment of a dare by friends. Forrester catches Wallace, who escapes by running out the front door. Later, they come face-to-face in the apartment when Wallace writes a 5,000-word essay to appease the reclusive tenant.

The two become fast friends, but only after Forrester tests Wallace's mettle by pretending to be racist. He is anything but that. But Wallace's literature professor, Robert Crawford (F. Murray Abraham), is racist. He finds it hard to believe that Wallace, a star athlete, can perform ...

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