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Managing the Diverse Organization: The Imperative for a New Multicultural Paradigm

PAM, Vol. 4 No. 4, (1999)

The effects of cultural diversity on organizational behavior are
complex and powerful. What is diversity and what are the goals in
achieving a more diverse society? Are there organizations that operate
more efficiently with a homogeneous workforce while other organizations
are more efficient with a heterogenous workforce? This essay examines the
shift in emphasis from assimilating minorities to acknowledging
raciocultural and gender differences. The essay suggests strategies for
managing multicultural organizations and argues that a new multicultural
paradigm is necessary.

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