Managing Diversity in Organisations: A New Approach towards Personality

By Jana Kuřetová.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Diversity management is actually broader than the four traditional areas (ethnic, gender, age, and disability diversity). Theoretical argumentation is given to prove that organisations should concentrate also on managing individual differences in personalities: people with different psychological typology attributes have a different way of perception, processing and presenting information. Diversity management is a tool that can find a way how to make people with different psychological characteristics work together more effectively and how to prospect their individual differences. Several studies are very briefly presented to illustrate the facts that different types of people show different reactions to the same situation, and that internally psychologically diverse teams show larger creativity. Practical impacts for organisations are discussed.

Keywords: Diversity Management, Psychological Typology, Personality

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp.185-194. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 606.390KB).

Jana Kuřetová

PhD Student, Department of Personalistics, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Economics in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Jana Kuřetová is a PhD. student at Human Resources Management Department, University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic. Her field of interest lies in work-life balance and diversity management. She emphasises the need for managing psychological differences among personalities.

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