Diversify is growing in the workplace. As organizations turn to hiring employees from many parts of the world, there in an increased need for cultural understanding. Culture is the shared values, traditions, norms, customs, art, history, folklore and institutions of a specific group of people.
Cultural competency is the willingness and ability to interact respectfully and effectively with individuals and groups, acknowledging the common and different elements of our cultural identities. The result is words and actions that recognize, affirm and value the worth of individuals and communities and protect and preserve the dignity of each.