IS THERE ALWAYS A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE, OR DOES DIVERSITY FATIGUE IMPLY A SUPPRESSING EFFECT

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Panteha Farmanesh Asim Vehbi Pouya Zargar Arman Sousan Feyza Bhatti

Abstract

Performance of employees has been a vital matter for all organizations regardless of their sector. As organizations become more diverse, maintaining high performance becomes a challenge. This study examines the relationship between workforce diversity and organizational performance in educational sector of Cyprus through moderating effect of diversity fatigue. Mixed Method is used for the purposes of this study to analyze data from university academic staff, through survey and senior-level interviews (semi-structured). Qualitative measures were used to develop dimensions for diversity fatigue, which further were tested through quantitative approach. Results imply that extent of diversity fatigue can suppress the relationship between overall performance and workforce diversity, which is positive and significant prior to interaction of fatigue. Furthermore, our study expands the literature regarding the topic within educational sector. Managers can have an enhanced decision-making process regarding diverse workforce and degree of fatigue, which yields in a higher performance level for the firm.


 

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Farmanesh, P., Vehbi, A., Zargar, P., Sousan, A., & Bhatti, F. (2020). IS THERE ALWAYS A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE, OR DOES DIVERSITY FATIGUE IMPLY A SUPPRESSING EFFECT. The South East European Journal of Economics and Business, 15(1), 14-26. Retrieved from http://journal.efsa.unsa.ba/index.php/see/article/view/1139
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Scientific and Professional papers: Economics and Business
Author Biographies

Panteha Farmanesh, Girne American University

Panteha Farmanesh, PhD (corresponding author)

Associate Professor Head of International Business Management

Faculty of Business and Economics, Girne American University

Email: pantehafarmanesh@gau.edu.tr

Address: University Drive, Karmi Campus, Karaoglanoglu, Kyrenia, North Cyprus, 99428

 

Asim Vehbi, Aarkin University of Creative Arts and Design

Asim Vehbi, PhD

Associate Professor

Vice Rector

Faculty of Business and Economics, Aarkin University of Creative Arts and Design

Email: asim.vehbi@arucad.edu.tr

Pouya Zargar, Girne American University

Pouya Zargar, PhD Candidate

Research Assistant

Faculty of Business and Economics, Girne American University

Email: p.zargar@gmail.com

Arman Sousan, Girne American University

Arman Sousan, PhD Candidate

Faculty of Business and Economics, Girne American University

Email: arman_soosan66@yahoo.com

Feyza Bhatti, Girne American University

Feyza Bhatti, PhD

Assistant Professor

Vice Dean Faculty of Business and Economics, Girne American University

Email: feyzabhatti@gau.edu.tr