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This paper explains that, if managed effectively, diversity in the workplace offers unique advantages because the presence of people from various ethnic and human backgrounds having distinctive references enables an organization to grow. Full spectrum diversity being relatively new in his workplace, the author relates the company's positive experience when five programmers originally working in India are hired. The paper concludes that valuing the ethnic differences of its workers is far more beneficial to the organization than trying to force homogeneity through assimilation.
From the Paper:"Initially it felt rather odd because company was not accustomed to having foreigners around. We had people from other backgrounds but they had all essentially Americans so there was no immediate language or cultural barriers. With these five new programmers from India, we felt rather uncomfortable in the beginning as they would hang out with each other and their strong accent often made communicating with them a problem. But they were good at what they did and organization seemed happy with their professional contributions.
"May and June are particularly busy months in our organization as we build small financial software for clients at the start of the new financial year. We had been anticipating a sudden urge in demand for our software because of new financial environment where most small and medium sized organizations were looking for cheaper software that didn't cost too much in maintenance and staff training. We had specialized in cheaper software for sometime so we knew this year demand would go up by 25 percent or more but this year we needed to save even more in order to produce even more economic alternatives.
"Our computer programmers from India proved highly useful since being their experience in India had prepared them for creating quality software at highly economical rates. They knew all about cost-cutting and low cost solutions."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Griffin, R. Moorhead, G. (2009) Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations South-Western College Pub; Edition 9th
- Hunt, J. (2007) Organizational behavior. Wiley, John & Sons. November
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