Employees’ Perception on Diversity in Management
B. Balanagalakshmi1, Sukhavasi Santha Kumari2

1Dr. B. Balanagalakshmi, M.Com., MBA., M.Phil., PGDCA., PGDFM., TN-SET., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2Dr. Sukhavasi Santha Kumari, M.Com., MBA., M.Phil., APSET., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on 13 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 July 2019 | PP: 7-11 | Volume-8 Issue-1C2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10020581C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper attempts to study the differences in the perception of the employees across gender and categories towards diversity management at the workplace. The diversity in workforce can be managed through effective human resource management practices. Employees are, irrespective of their diverse nature, readily accepting the diversity and diversity management in the organization. Generally, employees deduced that women are not capable of assuming leadership roles as they believe that, they possess the traits of leadership viz., emotionally stable, temperament, self – reliant, competitive, self-confident, ambitious and well informed of the current affairs and happenings. The diversity management contributes to the performance of employees with the help of work practices and policies irrespective of their diverse nature. Diversity in management influences the performance of employees in the first instance in turn affects the organisation’s performance. Increasing Diversity in human resource is one of the positive indicators of productivity increase. Organisations also started introducing work teams to integrate the knowledge of workers across specialisations and geographic locations. The kind of workforce diversity can be planned based on the recruitment process because the integration of employees with diverse nature can bring creativity, innovation and multiple perspectives of grievance handling to the competitive advantage of the organization. The differences in personal, cultural and societal background of the employees influence their skills set and productivity potential. This study gives theoretical knowledge regarding the strategies followed to increase the potentiality of diversity management from the point of view of the employees so as to maximize outcomes to both the employees as well as to the management as a whole.
Keywords: Diversity Management, Employee Perception, Productivity, Employee Performance.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences