Workforce Diversity Management: Biggest Challenge Or Opportunity For 21st Century Organizations

Preeti bedi, Poonam lakra, Ekanshi Gupta
2014 IOSR Journal of Business and Management  
Management being a social discipline deals with the behavior of people and human insight. Hence, workforce diversity is the biggest challenge and at the same times the biggest opportunity for the 21st century managers. "Diversity Management" is a strategy to promote the perception, acknowledgement and implementation of diversity in organizations. Workforce diversity has significant implications for the management. The managers will be required to shift their approach from treating each group of
more » ... ating each group of workers alike to recognizing differences among them and following such policies so as to encourage creativity, improve productivity, reduce labor turnover and avoid any sort of discrimination. Successful diversity management policy and program will eventually make a huge difference in the communication among employees and the general productivity of the organization. Today's organization need to recognize and manage workforce diversity effectively. The study is conducted to explore how companies manage workforce diversity and its consequences to the company's existence as well as examine how companies' deal with challenges that comes with employees from diverse cultural backgrounds. Is workforce diversity related to organization performance and productivity and its effect on human resource management? The research therefore answers the question 'Has workplace diversity contributed to organizational success'.
doi:10.9790/487x-1643102107 fatcat:2fbjwfwb4bcenh73dywm3oyto4