Making diversity work: the changing cultures of Australian workplaces


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Author: Cope, Bill; Kalantzis, Mary

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National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia. Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture (CWCC)


In this paper, the authors argue that because Australia has one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the world, as well as one of the most export oriented economies, Australia is at the forefront of international developments in systems of work organisation, management and training. They assert that the strategies that have been developed in Australia to manage the local diversity and global connectedness are unequalled in their ingenuity and practical success by any other country of the world and that in addressing fundamental questions about the nature of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Management; Culture and society; Employment; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Multiculturalism; Workplace; Work organisation; Industrial restructuring; Training; History

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Haymarket, New South Wales: Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture, 1995

Physical description: 39 p.

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Series: Occasional paper; no. 5

ISBN: 1875940316

Statement of responsibility: Bill Cope & Mary Kalantzis

Resource type: Occasional paper

Document number: TD/TNC 67.481

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