Managing Workplace Diversity | Assignment

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Managing Workplace DiversityIndividual AssignmentStudent Name:Student ID:Subject Name:Subject ID:Date Due:Professor Name:1|P a g e
Table of Contents1.0 Introduction................................................................................................................................32.0 Article Summary........................................................................................................................33.0 Article Analysis.........................................................................................................................54.0 Article Comparison....................................................................................................................65.0 Discussion..................................................................................................................................7Reference Lists................................................................................................................................8Appendix..........................................................................................................................................9Appendix 1.................................................................................................................................10Appendix 2.................................................................................................................................10Appendix 3.................................................................................................................................112|P a g e
1.0 IntroductionGlobalisation has created diversity which needs to be attended to. Corporations are no longercatering to single markets bounded by national boundaries. Currently clients are from all over theworld and in order to identify their needs, corporations are increasingly creating diversifiedworkplaces. There are however a multitude of challenges that are posed by diversified workplaceenvironments. Challenges and issues handling in these workplaces are real threats to companies.It is the duty of corporations to create a positive work ambience and environment withsimilarities amongst diversity such as to foster a spirit of productivity and innovativeness. Thescope of this current study is focused on analysing various aspects of workplace diversity byevaluating three journals relevant to such analysis. The three journals areHarold Andrew Patrickand Vincent Raj Kumar(2012), article, “Managing workplace diversity: Issues and challenges.”InSage Open[ CITATION Pat121 \l 1033 ]. Anne M. McMahon (2010) article, “Does workplacediversity matter? A survey of empirical studies on diversity and firm performance, 2000-09.” InJournal of Diversity Management, page number 37[ CITATION McM10 \l 1033 ].Yves R.F.Guillaume1, Jeremy F. Dawson, Lilian Otaye-Ebede, Stephen A. Woods and Michael A. West(2017), article Harnessing demographic differences in organizations: What moderates the effectsof workplace diversity? In theJournal of Organizational Behavior, pages 276 to 303[ CITATIONGui17 \l 1033 ].2.0Article SummaryAll the articles for this topic covers relevant concepts and theories regarding workplace diversityissues. In the first article a relationship between a firm’s productivity and diversity is establishedas diversity has expanded beyond demographic criteria’s and are no longer one-dimensional innature[ CITATION Chr132 \l 1033 ]. Effectiveness of creating diversity in workplaceshas beenidentified that seeks to create a pool of more skills, knowledge, abilities and expertise levelsalong with other characteristics (KSAOs). The scope of the first article highlights theimportance of creating workplace diversity.3|P a g e
In the second article by McMahon an analysis on firm’s performance relationship is conductedwithin the period of 2000-09. The scope of the article aims to define ways in which diversity andfirm’s performance can be defined. It forms a basis for linking firm’s performance with that ofworkplace diversity along with factors that mediate diversity-performancerelationships[ CITATION Bon14 \l 1033 ]. This study provides a qualitative along with a quantitativebasis for analysis of a firm’s performance with broadening of view related to diversity as it nolonger relates to demographic factors alone.In the third article, there is an interrelations that is established across demographic diversityrelating relational demography, organisational diversity and work group diversity. This articleexamines using Categorization-Elaboration Model through theoretical perspectives. Scope of thisarticle analyses detailed differences in relational demography along with work group diversityeffects, which promotes social integration for openness, diversity beliefs, learning goalorientation, decision-making and similar other attributes. Big Five traits were analysed andapplied for understanding an individual’s capability towards acceptance of diversity. Otherinfluencing factors for diversity have also been analysed as which were KSA and epistemicmotivation which constituted variables for motivation.4|P a g e
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