Robertson & Tang (1998) demonstrate through systematic analysis how commitment in an organization can be empirically measured and how organizations can use that information to improve organizational structures, systems, behaviors and thought processes. This can only be achieved through consistent, objective and systematic processes that automatically work to support a more diverse and functioning work environment.
Q4. Explain what is meant by the term "workforce diversity?"
Workforce diversity means different things to different people, leaders, organizations and researchers. Cohen & Krause (2000) define diversity in terms of political diversity, suggesting organizational behavior can result in a decline of performance...
421). Other define workforce diversity as the ability of an organization to "link individuals and groups to organizational contexts" rather than have individuals focus on the differences that exist between them; meaning the more an organization works to expand its workforce and have diverse members of the workforce focus on a common goal or organizational objective, the more diverse the workplace is likely to be and the less conflict is likely to exist with respect to diversity or misunderstanding (Mowday & Sutton, 1993, p. 195).
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