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Running head: DIVERSITY IMPACT ON WORKPLACE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
IMPACT OF DIVERSITY ON CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN WORKPLACE
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IMPACT OF DIVERSITY ON CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN WORKPLACE1
The organizational diversity refers majorly to the cultural diversity among the members
of the organization. The experts suggest the fact that the diversity within the workforce assists
the implementation of the creativity as well as the innovative ideas within the workplace. This
further helps in the increment of the competitive advantage of the organization in the market
wherein the concerned business organization has been operational. The following paper aims to
annotate the views as expressed by the authors of the five different articles. The annotated
bibliographies within the given paper aims to discuss the impact of diversity on creativity and
innovation in workplace.
Lambert, J. (2016). Cultural diversity as a mechanism for innovation: Workplace diversity
and the absorptive capacity framework.Journal of Organizational Culture,
Communications and Conflict,20(1), 68.
In the article entitled “Cultural diversity as a mechanism for innovation: Workplace
diversity and the absorptive capacity framework”, Lambert (2016) discusses the impact of the
cultural diversity within the organization. The article was composed on the basis of the data that
was collected from nearly 741 multicultural employees who have been serving at organizations
of South California. The concerned article aims to discuss the several effects of the diversity
within the given organization. The cultural diversity within the organization helps in the
improvement in the performance of the employees of the organization. The article further
discusses the fact that the given organization might benefit majorly from the factors like
creativity and the innovative ideas that are demonstrated by the concerned employees of the
organization. The companies should also implement the management within the organization in a
manner that fosters the growth of the innovation within the given organization (Moyano, 2016).
The concerned organizational management might be advised to discuss the facts that the
IMPACT OF DIVERSITY ON CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN WORKPLACE2
utilization of the correct perceptive towards the creativity that is implemented by the concerned
employees of the organization. The article n discussion has majorly helped in learning about the
benefits of the implementation of the creativity within the given workplace. The article would
assist the future researches by providing the literature about the benefits of the diverse culture of
the workforce of the organization.
Guillaume, Y. R., Dawson, J. F., Otaye‐Ebede, L., Woods, S. A., & West, M. A. (2017).
Harnessing demographic differences in organizations: What moderates the effects
of workplace diversity?.Journal of Organizational Behavior,38(2), 276-303.
Guillaume et al. (2017) in the article entitled “Harnessing demographic differences in
organizations: What moderates the effects of workplace diversity?” attempts a discussion on the
effects of the demographic diversity that exists within the given organization. The authors
suggest that the concerned organization is known to be affecting the social integration as well as
the factors like the well-being as well as the performance of the employees that might influence
the overall performance of the concerned business organization in discussion. The authors of the
article aim at the empirical study of the earlier research that has been carried out on the creativity
being a driver of the organizational innovative success. The study is majorly qualitative in nature
and focusses majorly on the available literature on the topic. The article further discusses the
influence of the diversity of the organizational workforce on the performance of the company at
large. The article discusses the Categorization-Elaboration Model. This model further states that
the social categorization of the employees is hugely based on their tendencies to categorize their
colleagues on the basis of the familiarity in the cultures (van Knippenberg & Mell, 2016). The
article would assist the future researches in a proper manner and help the future researchers to
understand the various nuances and their implications on the creativity and the innovation that is
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