Verna Myers (2016) advocated that “Diversity is being invited to the party, but inclusion is being asked to dance.” Cultural competence demands a strategic understanding of the importance of harnessing the power of diversity and inclusion in every action in organizations, communities, and nations throughout the world. Today’s work world cannot undervalue the importance of having diverse and inclusive representation in all areas of the organization, especially including international communication. By creating an environment that continually asks questions, values and embraces diversity - then collaborates and reconciles potential solutions to create positive outcomes - creates an inclusive environment in which all can thrive.
Barker, Kimberley PhD; Al-Muntaser, Redhwan; Boerman, Emily J.; Burd, Joshua; Burns, Scott; Coleman, Stephanie; Day, Christine R.; Grantham, Ciara; Katokwe, Paul; and Philipsen-Meissner, Heidi
"Diversity and Inclusion in International Communications: Applications for Today’s Work World,"
Global Advances in Business and Communications Conference & Journal:
Vol. 9, Article 4.
Available at: https://commons.emich.edu/gabc/vol9/iss1/4