The main attribute to the success of a multicultural organization is the equal share offered to the diverse cultures and perspectives with regard to decision making and making sure that the diverse cultures are reflected in the organization’s policies and practices (Cuyjet, Howard-Hamilton, & Cooper, 2011). Envisioning organizations that acknowledge and incorporate diverse cultures is hard; nevertheless, multicultural organizations require open-mindedness and flexibility to both employees and the organization. Therefore, the essential personal and organizational attributes that guide multicultural organizations include adaptability, fluidity and open-mindedness (Fine, 1995).
However, for a multicultural organization to achieve these attributes it requires at least two things: individuals ready to develop multicultural literacy and the organization has to develop flexible policies and systems capable of responding in a quick way to the differences arising from employees (Fine, 1995). Individuals in multicultural organizations have to be willing to learn different cultures as well as their discourse and working with one another. Moreover, individuals in a multicultural organization have to search for their cultural biases in response to one another and enquire to make sure their interpretations of the other person’s actions and words is correct. Moreover in multicultural organization, managers are sensitive to the cultural differences within employees, which encourage them to learn different ways of analyzing problems and carrying out a task. In a multicultural organization, the organization’s perspective shift from objectivity to subjectivity by recognizing the veracity of various cultural perspectives instead of trying to standardize and automate policies and practices to ensure employees receive equal treatment (Hogan, 2007). Therefore, in effective ...Show more