WORKFORCE DIVERSITY IN AN ORGANIZATION AND ITS INFLUENCE ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE
This paper appraised the relationship between workforce diversity and employee performance in an organization, given the moderating role of organizational culture. Workforce diversity was studied in terms of gender, political orientation and values diversities. While employee performance was measured in terms of time utilization, cost minimization and waste minimization. In the context of organizational culture, the relationship of workforce diversity and employee performance was moderated. Indications observed signify that workforce diversity has strong implications for employee performance. Workforce diversity contributes towards the extent to which an organization is able to harness the benefits offered by the diversity within its workplace. To this end, the paper identifies workforce diversity as a significant precursor to employee performance. In conclusion, the study asserted that workforce diversity has significantly influence on employee performance. Based on that assertion, the paper recommends that organizations in pursuit of employee performance should emphasize on policies and culture of inclusion and leadership style that breeds organizational citizenship behaviour.