GERMANY
TEAMS & DIVERSITY
 
 
 
 
 
 

DIMENSIONS OF WORKFORCE DIVERSITY

AGE
In Germany there are 56,310,935 individuals between the ages of 15-64 years of age.  These individuals make up 67.82 percent of the total  population.
GENDER
 In Germany there are 28,619,237 males between the ages of 15 and 64 years of age and 27,691,698 females between the ages of 15 and 64 years of age.  German women are accepted in the workplace and are treated equally in most industries.
LANGUAGE
The primary language of Germany is German. 
RACE
 The German population consists of 91.5 percent Germans, 2.4 percent Turkish, and 6.1 percent other (made up largely of Serbo-Croatian, Italian, Russian, Greek, Polish, Spanish). 
RELIGION
 The German population consists of 38 percent Protestants, 34 percent Roman Catholics , 1.7 percent Muslims, and 26.3 percent unaffiliated or other. 
TEAMWORK
While German society lies in the middle between individualism and collectivism, participation within the company is typically done for the overall benefit of the organization. German employees tend to work well within groups.  However, from the standpoint of taking advantage of cultural diversity in the workplace, German society is not that culturally diverse with 91.5 percent of the population consisting of Germans. 

 
 

Sources
CIA - World Factbook - Germany
Deresky, Helen. International Management: Managing Across Borders.Third Edition.Prentice Hall.2000. p190 and 447.
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