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Unformatted text preview: Abraham Falola, Chelsey Knibbs, Hasham... Group Research Proposal Topic: The relationship between "Employee Characteristics" and Organizational Productivity. This proposal will examine the relationship between certain characteristics of employees in organizations, and their effects on the overall productivity. Our fundamental argument is that organizations with certain employee characteristics are more productive, compared to other organizations. The Organizational Productivity Model Productivity refers to anything that makes an organization function better, and would include efficiency and effectiveness, but also things like absenteeism, turnover, morale, innovation, etc (Pritchard, 1995). Among other factors, the productivity of an organization also depends on certain characteristics possessed by the employees, and relationships existent in the organization. Some of these variables are highlighted below: Workforce Diversity: the extent to which the employees of an organisation are representative of race, ethnicity, gender, and other demographic or cultural dimensions (DiTomaso, 2004)....
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