Cultural diversity and its Impact on Organizational goals: A Case study of Quetta, Balochistan

  • Authors

    • Manzoor Ali
    • Aftab Ahmed Shaikh BUITEMS
    • Ghulam Ali Mashori
    • Nadir Ali
  • The research is about cultural diversity and its impact on the organizational goals. The Quetta comprises of multicultural dimensions like Balochs, Pakhtoons, Uzbeks, Sindhis, Punjabis etc. The Balochs and Pakhtoons are claiming that they are indigenous part of Quetta while other cultures are considered as settlers.

    There always have been conflicts between Balochis and Pakhtoons on the local resources. The conflicts have developed a vacuum between both cultures. People from both cultures have positions in each sector of economy; therefore it often becomes difficult to work for common goals of organization.

    The HRM has a difficult task to recruit the applicants as literacy rate in the region is relatively low. HRM has no option but to select applicants from diverse cultures which ultimately result in organizational conflict. Alternatively, organizations can recruit people from other provinces but high cost of recruitment and strong resistance from the local people are barriers to satisfy staffing needs.

    This study includes main variables like cultural tolerance, cultural sensitivity, professional attitude, motivation and job security and team work. This region is rich in mineral resources but lack of coordination and co-operation among the work groups has made the organizations away to achieve their goals in most effective and efficient way.

    Keywords: Cultural Belief, Cultural Diversity, Cultural Sensitivity, Cultural Tolerance, Team work

    Author Biography

    • Aftab Ahmed Shaikh, BUITEMS
      Associate Professor
      Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT)Balochistan University of Information Technology
      Engineering & Management Sciences  (BUITEMS) 
      Quetta - Pakistan
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    Ali, M., Shaikh, A. A., Mashori, G. A., & Ali, N. (2012). Cultural diversity and its Impact on Organizational goals: A Case study of Quetta, Balochistan. International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 1(1), 40-52.