The Importance of Eradicating Workplace Discrimination

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In the changing business environment nowadays, organizations need to differentiate themselves to gain competitive advantages to survive. One of the most important advantages is workforce diversity. Because “A well performing team will create additional value to a company by combining individuals’ strengths and take advantage of synergies that may exist, thereby making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.” (Holtzman p.75). Hence, the requirement of workforce diversity, especially heterogeneity is a must in the twenty first century. The benefits of heterogeneity are unparalleled. With a combination of a diverse set of skills, talents and experiences, a heterogeneity team can offer multiple viewpoints and ideas, leading to innovative and creative solutions. The productive and contrary of heterogeneity are discussed in the next paragraph. A heterogeneity team can have multiplier effects that lead to higher efficiency and quality, less redundancy and increase innovation. A diverse composition of the team can enable the team members to excel themselves in their specialty field. A diverse composition of the team can also ensure that the team can face complex challenges with different approaches and create a win-win situation in which everyone can contribute to the team’s objective and fulfill their need for achievement. Nevertheless, a positive atmosphere is created to enhance productivity, with a clear assigned duties and sense of ownership like what are discussed on the “what motivate people” subject should result in the quality of work that exceeding expectations. (Holtzman p.82) A heterogeneity team will reduce the risk of duplicating efforts. Moreover, a heterogeneity team can bring a greater variety sources of information ... ... middle of paper ..., ,84-89. Retrieved from Pereira, A. (2010). HIV/Aids and Discrimination in the Workplace: The Cook and the Surgeon Living with HIV. European Journal Of Health Law, 17(2), 139-147. doi:10.1163/138819010X12609402446876 Miller, P. (1998). Genetic discrimination in the workplace. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics : A Journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 26(3), 189-197. McKenna, M., Fabian, E., Hurley, J., McMahon, B., & West, S. (2007). Workplace discrimination and cancer. Work, 29(4), 313-322. Hoke, T. (2013). The importance of eradicating workplace discrimination.Civil Engineering, 83(12), 42-83. Olca Surgevil, Evrim Mayaturk Akyol, (2011) "Discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS in the workplace: Turkey context", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Vol. 30 Iss: 6, pp.463 - 481

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