Annotated Bibliography on Workforce diversity and organizational performance

Annotated Bibliography

Kundu, S. C., & Mor, A. (2017). Workforce diversity and organizational performance: a study of IT industry in India. Employee Relations39(2), 160-183.

The article discusses how the concept of diversity in contemporary organizations has changed over the years. According to Kundu and Mor, it has transformed from being a government obligation, and now organizations consider it a strategic priority that may help them in gaining competitive advantage and becoming a preferred employer. The author further stipulates that the manifestation of diversity alone does not guarantee increased performance or success and that firms need to manage their diversity strategies by valuing, celebrating and encouraging it among their workforce. However, for the process to be successful, the entities should offer support services to their employees to enable them to develop a positive attitude and to appreciate diversity practices implemented by the management.

Lu, C., & Fan, W. (2015). Cross-cultural Issues and International Business Communication Practice: From an Anthropological Perspective. The Anthropologist22(1), 15-24.

Lu and Fan stipulate that communication is considered one of the vital aspects that define the success of most modern organizations. The authors acknowledge that factors such as culture have a great influence on the aspect of communication and strategies employed by business. These elements serve as invisible barriers that may limit the growth and survival of most institutions, and it is essential for both growth and survival. Lu and Fan, therefore, suggest that international institutions should ensure they employ concepts of cross-cultural management in running their organizations due to the increased levels of diversity in the contemporary market. The article further explains that while the world is becoming homogenous and the disparities between nations decrease, the cultural dimensions among people become stronger. Organizations leadership should accept that cross-cultural management plays a significant part in defining as firms’ success and should, therefore, promote its different aspects including effective communication.

 

References

Kundu, S. C., & Mor, A. (2017). Workforce diversity and organizational performance: a study of IT industry in India. Employee Relations39(2), 160-183.

Lu, C., & Fan, W. (2015). Cross-cultural Issues and International Business Communication Practice: From an Anthropological Perspective. The Anthropologist22(1), 15-24.