Supervisors’ perception towards diversity management: a strategic tool or an operational nightmare?

Nachmias, S ORCID: 0000-0001-7071-0997, 2016. Supervisors’ perception towards diversity management: a strategic tool or an operational nightmare? In: 17th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 8-10 June 2016.

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Abstract

The study explores supervisors’ perception of diversity management and the level of exchange relations in supporting diversity goals. It seeks to fulfil a knowledge gap by exploring supervisors perceived self-motivation and commitment, perceived organisational support and leader-support exchange towards diversity management. In-depth, critical interviews were conducted with 16 supervisors aiming to explore their perception and insights. The adoption of a qualitative method, coupled with the use of social exchange theory has resulted in a study that gives a voice to the key participants in the implementation of diversity management strategies. The findings show that organisations need to develop positive exchange relations between leaders and supervisors to support the delivery of expected supervisory work and role outcomes in diversity. Effective relations will enable organisations to address diversity needs and enhance individual self-motivation in supporting the successful implementation of diversity strategies.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Nachmias, S.
Date: 2016
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Jul 2016 09:25
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:03
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28086

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