The continuous rise of the BPO industry drives people from different walks of life into city centers. In the Philippines where there are 7,107 islands, this could mean a variety of cultural backgrounds in one office floor. Won't they clash and get in the way of productivity? Is that something that should worry businesses?
The United Nations observes the 21st of May as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, believing our cultural differences are "indispensable for poverty reduction and the achievement of sustainable development." It is something to be welcomed and nurtured rather than avoided. Embracing cultural diversity in everyday situations is a driving force for economic growth as well as the key to leading more fulfilled lives.