THE IMPACT OF WORKFORCE DIVERSITY ON ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

A CASE OF ABIA STATE POLYTECHNIC (2012 - 2017)

  • Michael Chinazam Ihemadu Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria
  • Chinyere Odiche Atasie Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria
Keywords: Workforce Diversity, Organizational Development, Empowerment Theory, Empowerment Theory of Leadership, Abia State Polytechnic

Abstract

Workforce diversity means similarities and differences among employees in
terms of age, cultural background, educational background, physical abilities, and disabilities, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation. No two humans are alike, people are different in not only gender, culture, race social and psychological characterizes but also in their perspectives and prejudices. This paper therefore examines the impact of workforce diversity on organizational development: a study of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. The empowerment theory of leadership as put forward by Rajotte (1996) was used as theoretical foundation for the study. The main objective of the study is to find out the benefits of workforce diversity on organizational development. Qualitative analysis was adopted with secondary data as the major source of data collection. It was revealed that a diverse workforce if well managed is a tool for organizational development. It is recommended that organizations should\ make employee diversity a priority concern during staff recruitment.

Author Biographies

Michael Chinazam Ihemadu, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria

Department of Political Science

Chinyere Odiche Atasie, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria

Department of Public Administration

Published
2019-05-22
How to Cite
Ihemadu, M., & Atasie, C. (2019). THE IMPACT OF WORKFORCE DIVERSITY ON ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. African Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 9(1). Retrieved from http://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/AJSBS/article/view/852
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