Workforce Diversity: A Key to Improve Productivity Abstract Workforce diversity means similarities and differences among employees in terms of age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. No two humans are alike. People are different in not only gender, culture, race, social and psychological characteristics but also in their perspectives and prejudices. Society had discriminated on these aspects for centuries. Diversity makes the work force heterogeneous. In current scenario, employing diversified workforce is a necessity for every organization but to manage such diversified workforce is also a big challenge for management. This paper critically analyses the workforce diversity and its impact on productivity of an organization. The researcher after examining the literature and various research papers, concluded that workforce diversity is strength for any organization but people still stick to their views related to caste, religion etc. and so consider diversity as a problem but if managed properly, can increase the productivity. Research type: Quantitative Keywords: Diversity; age diversity; ethnic diversity; Workforce; Productivity Independable Dependable H02 H01 H1 Organization Productivity organizational effectiveness organizational efficiency Workforce Diversity Age Diversity Ethnic Diversity
Main Hypotheses (H1): Impact of Workforce on Productivity.