Managing diversity is a responsibility of a manager and the first step towards harmony in the workplace. Treating each associate with respect and equity is how you comply with this standard. In addition, understanding culture differences and backgrounds without uniformity will show your employees that you truly care about them as individuals.
everything4writers: Cultural Heritage Below the Water Line - OIC Moments The cultural iceberg - worthwhile reading, with examples from Western society versus Native Americans. Either as reference, or for consideration when world building and designing a new culture. Many storytellers do a great job of depicting the surface part of culture, but miss all the subtlety of deep culture.