Mike Kaufmann is chief
financial officer of Cardinal Health. He has a primary responsibility for all
of the financial activities of Cardinal Health, including external reporting,
investor relations, tax strategy/planning, and capital deployment. He leads the women’s networking group at
Cardinal Health because he says that men need to be interested in change. He encouraged
men to be part of the women’s networking group. For Cardinal Health, earning a spot on
the NAFE top company list for executive women for five consecutive years is a
reflection of the company’s focus on maintaining a diverse and inclusive
Catalyst’s initiative for
understanding women’s challenges in the workplace has educated some male middle
and top managers to be more considerate of a woman’s obstacles. To understand the “unconscious bias” that
influence important workplace decisions. We live in a male dominant society so
many times women are overlooked. Many times male dominant jobs may feel that male
employees can work late hours because females most of the time has to meet
family needs. So, now that we live in a different age and time male managers
now have learned to expand women’s prospects by creating partnerships between
men and women.
Racial and gender diversity were
both found to contribute positively to sales, customers and profits. Racial
diversity absolutely influenced the market share even though gender wasn’t significant.
Companies will increase their creativeness by reassuring diverse attitudes and viewpoints.
Other types of diversity can also affect how employees are treated in the work place
(Jones and George pg.105). Corporation
recruiters can also widen the talent pool if they recruit employees based on qualifications
and experience. My reason for saying that is most of the time; jobs limit their
search based on their preference for a certain race, gender, or age.
Though employing a diverse
workforce has many advantages, it has its disadvantages as well. A corporation
that employs a diverse workforce has to produce a culture that encourages
dignity and respect. Most of the time if employees’ first language is not
English communication may be adversely affected. Occasionally, existing
employees may leave the organization if their personal prejudices prevent them
from working with colleagues from a different background.