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PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY OF GENDER DIVERSITY AT A PAKISTANI ORGANIZATION

Tazeen Imran (), Sara Khan () and Nazia Saeed ()
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Tazeen Imran: Lecturer at Szabist, Karachi, Pakistan,
Sara Khan: IBA, PhD, Karachi, Pakistan
Nazia Saeed: Lecturer, Ilma University

IBT Journal of Business Studies (JBS), 2018, vol. 14, issue 1, 14-18

Abstract: This research aims to improve an understanding of the lived experience of the gender diversity of respondents in the Pakistani context. It provides a rich description of the influence that gender diversity had on the organizational culture and the employees. Specific benefits anticipated by the organization, from implementation of gender diversity and related challenges were explored. Indepth interviews were conducted with key personnel including HR managers assigned with a specific task to implement gender diversity across the organization. The findings reveal that a lot of concentrated efforts have been put in to eradicate the mental barriers within the system and also inculcate the culture of diverse sets of people, especially gender, allowing multiple and diverse opinions within the organization. Targeted efforts towards gender diversity have started showing its fruits; as such implementation has led to improved performance for the organizations and creation of job opportunities for the female gender, which may have been ignored earlier. Moreover, the organization strongly believes that ongoing efforts will yield better results. Therefore focused efforts, initiatives and constant messages to change the mindset need to continue. The trustworthiness of the data will be established through triangulation and a chain of evidence has been established between the research objective, research questions and the interview data

Keywords: Gender Diversity; Phenomenology; Organizational culture; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.46745/ilma.ibtjbs.2018.141.18

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