Cross Cultural Studies
February 25, 2012
As companies are becoming more and more diverse its becoming more and more important for companies to understand and manage it. The people of different background, races, religion creates diverse workforce. There is an importance of having diverse workforce to provide better performance. There are perspectives of managing the diverse workforce, which require organization leaders and managers of being responsible of attaining better diverse workforce.
Diversity means differences, difference of age, sex, race, religion and culture etc. People with different demographic differences working in the organization makes ...view middle of the document...
Organizations have been advised to attract, develop, and retain males and females of all ages, skin colors, cultural backgrounds, and physical capacities to remain competitive. Companies that accommodate the special needs of the demographically diverse workforce (by redefining the structure of the work day for those with childcare and/or eldercare responsibilities, or providing qualified assistants for employees with disabilities) will become more appealing places to work and will thereby reduce absenteeism and turnover costs. They have also asserted that organizations that value differences will cultivate non-traditional markets, by dint of their apparent progressiveness and their ability to assess non-traditional preferences; and will enjoy greater creativity, problem solving, and responsiveness as a result of the wider range of viewpoints brought to bear on tasks. A more diverse workforce can increase organizational effectiveness. It can lift morale, bring greater access to new segments of the marketplace, and enhance productivity. In short, diversity will be good for business. As the companies of today are getting more and more diverse, the need of managing the diverse workfare is increasing. So it is becoming important for the companies manage the diversity to get better results out of employees.. The challenge facing today’s corporate leaders is to foster an organizational culture that values differences and maximizes the potential of all employees. In other words, leaders must learn to manage diversity.
Organizations have to follow the many guidelines to get diversity stick such as the following: they have to focus on getting the best talent out of the person regardless of different age, sex and other demographic differences; they have to develop career plans for all employees of the organization including the minorities; they have to promote minorities to responsible positions in the workplace; make managers responsible to obtain diversity goals by managing its employees well, and managers also have to communicate well with all the employees and listen to their problems that are of different background or cultures. There are many aspects to impartially managing diversity as a manager and establishing the right attitude in the rest of the department. Here’s a look at some of the most important: Expectations Bias can lead you to expect less productive work or more “goofing off”...