Managing a Diverse Workforce: Challenges and Measures

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Managing a Diverse Workforce: Challenges and Measures
Eugene James, Manager, Switzerland, Premium Member
There is consensus that in general, a diverse workforce is inevitable as much as it is beneficial to the general interest of an organization. Diversity can yield higher productivity in the case of greater representation of women. Diversity is also conducive to fresh and innovative thinking.
Yet managers can easily stray into taking diversity promotion for granted. Worse, it can become a burden as they are forced to comply with policies such as quotas and attend lengthy workshops.

There are steps managers can take in tackling the challenges associated with diversity management:
  1. BUILDING TRUST: Design tasks in a way that builds trust, such as establishing short term goals. This is crucial as it signals the added value of cooperating. Furthermore managers need to be sensitive and culturally aware that trust is built differently from one group to another. In some cultures, trust is developed by engaging directly with a task, while in others it is buil...Sign up

Workplace Diversity: what Works and what Doesn’t
Chloe Xu, Australia, Premium Member
Workplace diversity encompasses many positive aspects of life. It is about acknowledging the diverse skills, expertise, and perspective that people ma...Sign up

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Maria Ivanova, Student (University), Russian Federation, Member
Hello! I am a master student in management (Strategic Management and Corporate Governance). At the moment I am writing my master thesis: "Managing a M...Sign up


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