UNITED STATES
TEAMS & DIVERSITY
 
 
 
 
 
 

DIMENSIONS OF WORKFORCE DIVERSITY

AGE
In the United States there are 184,278,952 individuals between the ages of 15 and 64 years of age.  These individuals make up 66.27 percent of the total population. 
GENDER
In the United States there are 91,371,753 males between the ages of 15 and 64 years of age and 92,907,199 females between the ages of 15 and 64 years of age.  Women in the workforce are accepted in the U.S. more than in any other country.  However, they are still attempting to gain similar levels of pay and authority. 
LANGUAGE
 The primary language of the United States is English, with a large minority speaking Spanish. 
RACE
 The American population consists of 83.5 percent white, 12.4 percent black, 3.3 percent Asian, and 0.8 percent American Indian.  These figures do not separate the hispanic community nor do they separate groups among the white population such as Italian and German.
RELIGION
 The U.S. population consists of 56 percent Protestants, 28 percent Roman Catholics, 2 percent Jewish, 4 percent other, and 10 percent none. 
TEAMWORK
 American society in general is the most individualistic culture.  This often leads to a lack of loyalty to the firm and can lead to high turnover within the organization.  This means that U.S. employees work better alone than in groups.  However, the United States does have one of the most diverse populations in the world and and it is up to management to take advantage of this workforce diversity. 

 

Sources
CIA - World Factbook - Germany
Deresky, Helen. International Management: Managing Across Borders.Third Edition.Prentice Hall.2000. p116 and 447.
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