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The Diversity: the challenge for organizations in a global world

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The Diversity: the challenge for organizations in a global world

The decline in employment opportunities and the worsening of living and working conditions favours the migration from one country to another in search for better opportunities.

According to the International Labour Organization, in 2010 there were 100 million migrant workers around the world and the number keeps growing. In this situation, and together with the interregional movements that occur within the countries. The ability to lead diverse teams and the creation of global solutions are converted into basic requirements for the manager.

A proper management of diversity provides the following benefits to the company:

Strengthening of cultural values within the organization, improving the company´s reputation.

Increasing the motivation and efficiency of the staff, this also translates into an increase in creativity among the employees.

Strengthens the uptake and retention of talented people in the company

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The decline in employment opportunities and the worsening of living and working conditions favors the migration from one country to another in search for better opportunities. According to the International Labour Organization, in 2010 there were 100 million migrant workers around the world and the number keeps growing. In this situation, and together with the interregional movements that occur within the countries. The ability to lead diverse teams and the creation of global solutions are converted into basic requirements for the manager.

It is possible to differentiate the following diversity dimensions:

Organizational. Integrated by the variables that define a person’s position within the company
External. Composed by the habits and decisions that makes a person throughout his life.
Internal. Defined by the intrinsic aspects of each individual by the very fact of being so.
Personality. Composed by the traits that define the personality of each individual.

The generational diversity in the business sphere requires an appropriate management style that promotes the integration of the different generations.

In the process of inclusion of different teams, the company will have to face challenges that may arise during the management, such as:

1. The information scarcity and awareness about diversity. The communication becomes a fundamental tool to prevent this type of constraint.

2. The existence of discriminatory attitudes. A duty of awareness, through participatory methodologies helps improve this situation.

3. Difficulty to measure diversity: Indicators are being used for diversity measurement, both in the domestic sphere, as in the external side.

A proper diversity management provides the following benefits to the company:

• Strengthening of cultural values within the organization, improving the reputation of the company.

• Increasing the motivation and efficiency of the staff, this also translates into an increase in creativity among the employees.

• Strengthens the uptake and retention of talented people in the company.

The creation of multicultural teams favors continuous innovation. There are different forms of implementation for diversity management:

1. Profile of the “Diversity” leader,
2. “Leaders as Teachers”,
3. “Storytelling”,
4. The creation of multidisciplinary teams,
5. creating a “Diversity” itinerary,
6. Global learning solutions for diversity management:

a) A new approach: “Mind Share”
b) Drawing the knowledge map
c) Change management

Companies that already apply diversity management policies are, for example, NH Hotels or Novartis.

You can download and complete the following trend infographics

I recommend this video about where we tried different themes Diversity:

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