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not have similar traits as them, like Justin, it can be a challenge to adapt to the change and cause communication and productivity issues but working a diverse organization can produce beneficial attributes as well.Impact of Diversity on an OrganizationVariances in culture can bring positive and negative effects to an organization. Some of the negative effects according to Dr. Martin, (2014) are miscommunication, forms barriers, and dysfunctional adaptive behavior. Dr. Martin adds that the differences of opinion can lead to acceptances of interpersonal conflicts due to their differences of opinion, thoughts, beliefs, norms, customs, values, trends and traditions hindering unity. Human nature has been that people who share similarities in groups, their cohesion is positive while the difference in groups can cause negative cohesion resulting in negative emotions among employees (Martin, 2014). The negative effect of culture greatly impacts the performance and productivity of an organization. However, these differences can also bring positive results to an organization as it brings a wider perspective, knowledge base, different ways of thinking and experiences. Dr. 6
LEARNING TEAM A: IMPACT OF PERSONALITIES AND DIVERSITY7Martin, (2014) quotes Al-Jenaibi, (2011) that a diverse group helps “to overcome cultural differences through shared experiences when working within a team.” Having a culturally diverse group also helps with educating other employees about their customs, values, and traditions reducing the knowledge gap as well as bringing down barriers and obstacles created byculture illiteracy. Furthermore, according to Dr. Martin, culture diversity also helps an organization expansion because they have a better perspective, approach, strategic plan, marketing development, innovative new ideas and assessment of emerging trends. Ultimately, anorganization benefits from promoting cultural diversity in the workplace as it would increase their production, performance, and quality of work resulting in success and profit as well as an organization with a positive workforce environment. The Collaboration Between Human Resources and ManagementManagers and Human Resource representatives must work together to establish good leadership. They must ensure as a team the employees are consistent with their performance. To ensure employees are providing quality work human resources establish training for the employee’s development. Then both teams must analyze the employee's job performance based on unbiased conclusions. If a conflict arises, Managers seek the advice of human resources. If there is a dispute between the employee and management, an investigation will have to be conducted to find the best solution possible. Managers report to human resources the productivity and behavior of the employee’s as well as salary arrangements when they work together to staff the company.