Diversity in Organizations

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Diversity in Organizations Diversity in Organizations April Rice BUS610: Organizational Behavior Dr. Leo Smith February 28, 2011 1
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Diversity in Organizations Diversity in Organizations Diversity climate is employees’ shared perceptions of the degree to which an organization is thought to utilize fair employee policies and socially integrate underrepresented employees into the work setting (Mor, 1998). Many employees commonly feel discriminated or excluded causing a lack of motivation and the inability to contribute to organizational functioning. Diversity theorists have proposed that supportive diversity climates have positive ramifications for organizational performance through increased creativity, cooperation, problem solving, improved access to diverse consumer markets, and enhanced company image (Cox, 1994). Organizations are realizing that in order to be successful and retain the best employees, they must value the diversity of their employees and the people they serve. It important that organizations define what diversity means to them. For most organizations diversity involves creating an inclusive organization where the differences of all people are respected, valued, and utilized towards achieving a common goal. Race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, geographic background, education are some differences that people bring to the work environment. Having a diverse organization is not enough. Good training programs will help employees work together and utilize each other’s
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