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    Imagine, if you will, that you are the CEO for a U.S. technology company that has agreed to enter a joint venture with a successful technology company in India. The venture will involve creation of cross-cultural, cross-functional teams comprised of American and Indian workers in order to generate innovative IT solutions that could serve both the U.S. and India markets.

    Please review the required background readings, and then:

    Design a Diversity Management Plan for the American CEO and her Company

    Please prepare a 4-6 page paper, not including cover and reference page, double spaced, 1" margins, that should look something like this:

    1. Introductory Analysis in which you succinctly address:
    ? Keys to successful diversity management, and
    ? Diversity challenges and opportunities related to entering the India market and to developing the U.S.-India teams (please also consider the first note below regarding the many ways to view diversity).
    2. Basic elements of your plan, rationale for each element, and how each element addresses the diversity challenges that you have identified (2-3 pp.). Elements of your plan should address vital HR needs including:
    ? Recruiting, selection, and orientation
    ? Training and development
    ? Any other human resource management topics that are crucial to the success of the U.S. company entering into this joint venture with the India technology company.

    ? Remember that most of the diversity issues that you read about discuss racial/ethnic/gender components. Of course, there are many ways to view diversity, including the diversity of ideas or perspectives in a more general way. For example, there may be individuals working in a group who, regardless of their demographic differences, have religious, political, philosophical, and/or socio-economic differences regarding how they make decisions, how they organize their work or how they communicate with and relate to others.

    ? Draw upon other sources in the background materials to guide your work, and reference any sources that you use in your work (at least FIVE in this case, please).
    ? Use headings and subheadings to clearly show the structure of your analysis.
    ? Be sure to include a cover page and reference page, in addition to the pages of analysis described above.

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    Diversity Management Plan

    Introductory Analysis

    Diversity management is an important issue for both the technological organizations in India and US. The technological company from US is entering into a joint venture with an Indian technology company. The joint venture will lead to cross cultural and cross functional teams which requires a mutual understanding and cooperation. These teams will lead to innovative technologies and ideas but the companies should properly manage the diversities. The companies can follow several ways to avoid any kind of diversity issues.

    When people from various religions and ethnic groups mix with each other that cause diversities in their thoughts, opinions and ideas. This leads to generation of new ideas but it can also lead to conflicts among the team members. The cultural and religious values of each individual should be preserved. Diversity represents the values, culture and characteristics of every individual. The organizations should develop an environment of cultural awareness and integrity among the working population (Mor-Barak, 2005).

    Key to Diversity Management: There can be various ways in which the companies can successfully manage the diversity issue. Diversity training can be given to the employees. A separate business strategy should be developed for managing the diversity in the workforce. A positive work environment should be created. The personal and professional development should be promoted in the organization. All the employees should be empowered to utilize their full potential. Such barriers that obstruct the progress of the organization should be removed.

    Human beings differ in nationality, age, origin, gender, mental ability, religious belief etc. and this leads to diversity in an organization. The organization should make efforts to nurture the future career of all the employees. There should be regular diversity audit conducted by the management to check the level of diversity awareness among the employees. The performance of each individual should be separately evaluated. Diversity management should be planned and managed in a competitive manner. Everyone in the organization should be treated with respect and honor. The organization should also have a well developed ongoing ...

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