The paper "Considerations for Managing Corporate Culture, Employee Motivation and Workforce Diversity" is a great example of a literature review on management. Organisations exist to reimburse shareholders because of their investment and risk-taking and create value to customers who are the principal source of revenue. These aspirations can be attained only if an organisation is competitive enough by churning out strategies that enable it to utilise its internal strengths while reducing weaknesses. On the other hand, it has to leverage external opportunities and minimise on threats. In a nutshell, it means strategy and competitiveness is a two-pronged approach that focuses on internal and external factors.
There are numerous internal strengths that an organisation can leverage on so as to act as key success factors. These mainly fall under the domain of organisational development and behaviour and include aspects such as culture, diversity management and employee motivation. The aim of this paper is to assess and outline considerations for managing corporate culture, employee motivation and workforce diversity effectively. Based on the above thesis statement, the paper appreciates that three domains are critical for organisational competitiveness and success.
I regard to considerations for managing corporate culture effectively, the paper argues that issues such as resistance to change & change fatigue and effective leadership & followership should be considered since it is these that are significant in creating a culture that moulds employee behaviour from a previous paradigm to new thinking. Secondly, for considerations for managing employee motivation, the paper opines that it is integral to consider the whole aspect or how the organisation is organised/ structured and managed as they directly impact on employee motivation.
The section equally proposes that issues such as job satisfaction & perception and reward schemes should be considered. For consideration under effective management of diversity the paper advocates for consideration of cultural diversity, equal opportunity, affirmative action and integration of situational determinants.
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