TEAMS & DIVERSITY
DIMENSIONS OF WORKFORCE DIVERSITY
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.
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.
The primary language of the United States is English, with
a large minority speaking Spanish.
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.
The U.S. population consists of 56 percent Protestants, 28
percent Roman Catholics, 2 percent Jewish, 4 percent other, and 10 percent
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.
CIA - World Factbook - Germany
Deresky, Helen. International Management: Managing Across Borders.Third
Edition.Prentice Hall.2000. p116 and 447.