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Managing Workplace Diversity: Performance of Minority Employees


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Articles
Publisher
Indian Journal Of Industrial Relations
Publishing Date
01-Jan-2016
volume
51
Issue
3
Pages
p488-501. 14p
  • Abstract

Organizations will not reap benefits from diversity management till there is a supportive environment which is inclusive in orientation towards the minority workforce. The present study was carried out in three organizations in India. The independent variable was a supportive work environment. The dependent variable was performance management score of diverse categories of employees. The term minority workforce refers to women employees, employees belonging to religions other than Hinduism and those preferring not to disclose their sexual orientation. A comparison between those having care taking responsibilities at home and those having no such responsibilities back home was undertaken. The results showed that supportive work environment led to high performance scores