DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE 2
Diversity in the Workplace
Employees in most cases will achieve their utmost potential when the environment in
which they work is comfortable. Workers will be more innovative when they are involved.
Inclusion can entail allowing them to participate in decision making or even on issues that
affect them (Harvey & Allard, 2015). Whenever they feel included, they are likely to stretch
themselves to achieve better results. Participating in the decision-making process through the
setting of the objectives makes employees own the decisions and so help to reduce resistance
Diversity at the workplace brings with it special perspectives and experiences. These
unique ideas bring innovation, which is essential for growth and development of an
organization. To be able to survive in the complex modern environment, organizations need
to craft a working strategy for maintaining a competitive advantage. Maintaining an open and
inclusive workplace culture, that can accommodate all cadres of employees, help in attracting
and retaining talents within an organization (Martin, 2014). Inclusion, therefore, acts as a
means for strengthening collaboration among different cultures that exist within an
organization. This is, to be able to exploit the talents that exist among employees for mutual
benefit for all.
Problem: Female workers feel they are withdrawn from their little kids who they
leave at home immediately after the 90 days maternity leave. The mothers feel their work is
denying them the time to be with their newborn. They, therefore, are torn between leaving
work to concentrate on their kids’ care and juggling between work and childcare.
Point of Pride: Introduce a program at the workplace where the employer allows the
mothers to bring their kids to work. The program involves the company employing a
caregiver to look after the kids while the mother is working.