HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

The relationship between multiple intelligences, culture and diversity

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2007

Publication Title

International Business and Economics Research Journal

ISSN or ISBN

1535-0754

Volume

6

Issue

8

First Page

9

Last Page

22

Description

The topic of intelligence, whether hereditary or acquired, has been the subject of discussion since the beginning of time and will probably keep researchers and authors talking for many years to come. However, one statement needs to be clarified that studies seem to indicate that people of all backgrounds and cultures have similar capacities of intelligences. Despite this fact, there seems to be widespread discrimination and stereotypes in todays workplace. Effective management and leadership require that our workplaces are free of biases so everyone can work synergistically. The paper provides some reflections on multiple intelligences, culture and diversity management and concludes by offering a discussion of social and emotional intelligences for diversity management as well as suggestions for tolerating, respecting and understanding each others differences.

DOI

10.19030/iber.v6i8.3393

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