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Creating and Nurturing a Women & Minority Friendly Workplace Workplace diversity is a complex issue and addressing it is necessary to have which a competitive advantage in today’s fast-growing economy. While women appear to thrive at entry-level positions, moving up the ladder is challenging. In fact, retaining women and minorities in the workplace has become increasingly harder for large companies, especially healthcare organizations. Despite the clear value of having a diverse workforce, like increased innovation, improved financial stats, and enhanced organizational performance, reputation, healthcare organizations are still struggling to attract and retain minorities and women in leadership roles. A multicultural workforce is always…show more content…
The term organizational diversity encompasses all qualities that make an individual unique as part of a group. Millennials define diversity in several contexts like experiences, opinions, and ideas rather than by religion, demographics, and representation. As U.S. healthcare economy continues to expand globally, diversity in executive-level leadership needs to move to the forefront to create a hallmark.
In order to be successful, an organization must understand the importance of diversity and how it affects the motivation, communication, and performance of an individual. A diverse group has enhanced morale, better communication, teamwork, and a higher level of creativity as its mainstay. United States’ changing demographics underscore the importance of diversity in healthcare leadership where the patient-provider relationship plays a key role in determining the quality of care. The common site in many healthcare facilities today is, patients from across the globe struggling to negotiate the U.S. health care system and health care providers struggling to understand them and meet their needs. The answer to this problem lies in having a well-balanced and culturally competent workforce. But cultural
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