The Value of Diversity in the Workplace ..
Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges and …
As globalisation is speeding up, the debate about its effects on diversity is getting increasingly polarised. On the one side there are those who claim that the increased international integration is threatening local cultures and minority groups by substituting their culture with the Western values and lifestyle. And on the other side there are those who argue that globalisation is actually a good thing not only for cultural diversity but for promotion of human rights, democracy and universal freedoms which unfortunately, aren’t universal just yet. Only time will show which side is right as both have a few very good arguments.
Outlines the benefits of workplace diversity ..
Demographic changes (women in the workplace, organizational restructuring, and equal opportunity legislation) will require organizations to review their management practices and develop new and creative approaches to managing people. Positive changes will increase work performance and customer service.
Diversity creates opportunity, value and respect for all
There are challenges to managing a diverse work population. Managing diversity is more than simply acknowledging differences in people. It involves recognizing the value of differences, combating discrimination, and promoting inclusiveness. Managers may also be challenged with losses in personnel and work productivity due to prejudice and discrimination, as well as complaints and legal actions against the organization (Devoe 1999).
7 Tips to Be Sure You’re Managing Diversity ..
Significant changes in the workplace have occurred due to downsizing and outsourcing, which has greatly affected human resource management. Globalization and new technologies have changed workplace practices, and there has been a trend toward longer working hours (Losyk 1996). Generally speaking, organizational restructuring usually results in fewer people doing more work.