Understanding Diversity



Inany social system change is inevitable, whether it happens at home,the society, the school or at the workplace. This applies diversityit entails the beliefs and behaviors of a particular ethnic, social,or age group.Diversity influence how people relate at work andmost of the time mistakes are done that derail organizationsperformance (De Janasz, Dowd and Schneider, 2013). It is veryimportant that we learn fromother cultures and integrate different values in order to avoidmaking the same mistakes because of the diverse differences inindividual’scustoms needs some extra skills to when in an attempt to motivatechange in the organization.

Inan organization, one needs the skill of understanding and managingdiversity in order to have a successful career. As a student I havelearnt that diversity is without doubt an increasing significance intoday’s world. A diverse team gives a great number of advantages tothe organization that uses it they offer a wide knowledge ofdifferent product market, culturally susceptible service to thecustomers and a 24 hour work rotation. Diverse workforce has greatadvantages to the companies that embrace it (De Janasz, Dowd andSchneider, 2013).

Ithas been established from the case analysis that management in allorganization and businesses is the process through which differentpeople come together to achieve certain objectives and goals with theaid of the available resources effectively and efficiently. Anotherimportance of diversity in an organization is the fact that it can beused to enter into new markets. Markets all over the world may bereachable to your institute provided you are well equipped withemployees who are well conversant with the languages of the marketsyou want to incorporate your organization. Include employees inchoosing markets, this can help in coming up with markets which areaccessible, calm to approach and familiar since one or two employeesknow the place better. Inspire employees by giving those uniquetasks and promotions to more conscientious positions that make gooduse of their skills, credentials and a varied aid to theorganization.

Fromthis class, I have learnt that a diverse workforce normally portraysa wide range of thought and ideas within the workplace, and this is agood thing in terms bringing value or improving a business. Trainingof these employees could take many forms, from online tutorials orworkshops that the employees participate in person and done by localprofessionals who have vast knowledge on workforce diversity. Anorganization should take advantage of conferences and seminars thatare associated with diversity in the workplace and departments (DeJanasz, Dowd and Schneider, 2013).

Diversitycan be improved by integrating a policy statement on confirmatoryaction, non-discriminatory, equal opportunity and diversity. Makesure this statement readable and easily accessible in the staffhandbook. Effort at workplace is needed nationwide to take essentialsteps in creating diverse work condition. In addition, training canalso help improve diversity in an organization (De Janasz, Dowd andSchneider, 2013). The training that will be done will create unityamongst your staff members it is of great significance to theorganization to use each other’s differences to gain knowledge ofand also grow within the organizational workplace.

Inconclusion, diversity is without doubt a subject of increasingsignificance in today’s global village which has multiculturalaspects. It is true that the most successful companies are thosewhich have a diverse workforce. These companies also are wellequipped with the best ways on how they deal with the culturaldifference of their workforce in order to achieve the best results inthe organizations.


DeJanasz, Dowd, and Schneider. (2013) Interpersonal Skills inOrganizations.(5thEd). New York: McGraw-HillPublishers