Friday, November 24, 2017

LOVE LETTERS TO TANZANIA: Why diversity in the workplace matters



SABINE BARBARA_ sabinebarbara@yahoo.co.au

SABINE BARBARA_ sabinebarbara@yahoo.co.au 

By Sabine Barbara

Generally, economists refer to a workplace culture as “diverse” if it includes male and female employees of various ages and from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, beliefs and races. Recent studies confirmed that well-managed workforce diversity offers organisations productivity gains and numerous other benefits, so the number of Tanzanian employers whose recruitment policies foster diversity is growing.

More traditionalist employers may wonder if efforts to increase staff diversity may upset established structures which served their organisation well in the past. They may be hesitant to take productive employees or business pa