Diversity in Workplace

1483 Words Oct 24th, 1999 6 Pages
DIVERSITY:

GROWTH AND IMPORTANCE OF MANAGING

Harpreet Singh

City University

ABSTRACT:

As companies are becoming more and more diverse it 's 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.

INTRODUCTION

Diversity means differences, difference of age, sex, race, religion and culture etc. People with different demographic differences working in the
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In short, they claim, diversity will be good for business.

Research stated that the Canadian companies leading the way in the area of diversity management have discovered that by embracing the elements of ethnic and cultural diversity in their workforce they have enhanced their ability to understand and tap new markets, both within Canada and abroad.

"Research generated from a variety of fields predicts that important benefits will accrue from demographic heterogeneity in organizations by increasing the variance in perspectives and approaches to work that members of different identity groups can bring" (e.g., Thomas and Ely, 1996).

IMPORTANCE OF MANAGING DIVERSITY

As the companies of today are getting more and more diverse, the need of managing the diverse workfare is increasing. All Countries specially USA and Canada are having more diverse workforce everyday. So it is becoming important for the companies manage the diversity to get better results out of employees.

Research stated that Forward-thinking Canadian organizations have recognized that competing successfully in the new global marketplace requires more than the latest technology, most efficient production processes, or most innovative products. Canadian organizations ' competitive strength is increasingly contingent on human resources. Competing to win in the global economy will require an ability
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