Managing the effects of cultural diversity in HR in a non profit organization, Case organization: Moniheli

Bachelor thesis English OPEN
Irfan, Muhammad (2014)
  • Publisher: HAAGA-HELIA ammattikorkeakoulu

Non-profit organizations traditionally operate within limited resources. They cannot spend much of their resources to increase motivation. Especially when the bigger goal of the organization is to promote cultural diversity in society, it is very interesting to observe how a non-profit organization manages the cultural diversity that exists within its own human resources. This report is an attempt to identify the ways through which the case organization Moniheli, a non-profit network of different cultural representative organizations, can manage the cultural diversity of its human resources. The focus is on, how to develop cultural diversity in Moniheli's HR structure in order to achieve excellence and ensure compatibility with the organization's vision. The theoretical framework discusses cultural diversity in detail, the factors leading to cultural diversity, cultural diversity in non-profit organizations and the ways in which cultural diversity should be managed. The research is qualitative and a series of five in-depth interviews were conducted among the staff of the case organization. The findings revealed that at the present stage, the organization manages its cultural richness very well, but there can be improvements in the measures to prevent future threats.
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