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Re-thinking workforce diversity in the context of India

Journal of Strategic Human Resource Management

Volume 2 Issue 2

Published: 2013
Author(s) Name: Soumi Rai | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, NICMAR, Pune & Scholar, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India.
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Abstract

Workforce diversity refers to a model of inclusion that reflects a globalized economy and a multicultural workforce where diversity of thoughts and perspectives, based on individual differences are leveraged by organizations for growth and progression (Harvey 2012). This study is focused on understanding aspects of Diversity that is cultural (impact of national culture), generational or gender-related, and its imperatives-cum-constraints in managing a diverse workforce in India through a critical literature review process. The context of this study is rooted in the challenges being faced by both MNEs and local Indian managers towards managing expectations and aspirations of a globally dynamic and knowledge intensive workforce that is in a phase of rapid metamorphosis and transition from being only Indian to being Global Desis.

Keywords: Cultural, Diversity, Gender, Generational, India, Workforce.

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