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Turning Diversity into Competitive Advantage: A Case Study of Managing Diversity in the United States of America

Sutanto, Eddy Madiono (2009) Turning Diversity into Competitive Advantage: A Case Study of Managing Diversity in the United States of America. JURNAL MANAJEMEN DAN KEWIRAUSAHAAN, 11 (2). pp. 154-160. ISSN 1411 1438

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    Abstract

    Esty, Griffin, and Hirsch (1995) state that today’s workforce is truly a mosaic of different races, ages, genders, ethnic groups, religions, and lifestyles. As a manager or a supervisor, it is your job to make sure that the desperate pieces of a mosaic fit together in a harmonious, coordinated way, maximally utilizing the talents and abilities of each employee. If skillfully managed, this diversity can bring a competitive advantage to an organization. If not, however, the bottom line can be negatively affected, and the work environment can become unwelcoming. Dealing with a diverse work group is new terrain for most managers and supervisors. The United States rose to the top using a-one-size-fits-all approach to managing employees. This work in past because, historically, most of the work force was white, and male. This has all changed. The following parts will clearly provide a description about diversity, changes in the United States work force, challenges and opportunities of the changes for organizations, and how managers and supervisors as front liners deal with diversity and to turn diversity into a competitive advantage. Keywords: diversity, human resource management

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
    Divisions: Faculty of Economic > Business Management Program
    Depositing User: Eddy Madiono Sutanto
    Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2012 09:27
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2012 09:27
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/15485

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