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Diversity climate enhances work outcomes through trust and openness in workgroup communication.
Springerplus 2016; 5(1):714S

Abstract

Diversity climate, defined as an organizational climate characterized by openness towards and appreciation of individual differences, has been shown to enhance outcomes in culturally diverse teams. To date, it remains unclear which processes are responsible for these findings. This paper presents two quantitative studies (n = 91; 246) that identify trust and openness in workgroup communication as possible mediators. We replicate earlier findings that perceived diversity climate positively relates to job satisfaction, sense of inclusion, work group identification and knowledge sharing in teams. In study 1, trust is shown to mediate the effects of perceived diversity climate on team members' sense of inclusion. In study 2, trust mediates the relationship between perceived diversity climate and workgroup identification and openness mediates its relationship with knowledge sharing.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Corporate Communication, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Department of Corporate Communication, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Department of Corporate Communication, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27375983

Citation

Hofhuis, Joep, et al. "Diversity Climate Enhances Work Outcomes Through Trust and Openness in Workgroup Communication." SpringerPlus, vol. 5, no. 1, 2016, p. 714.
Hofhuis J, van der Rijt PG, Vlug M. Diversity climate enhances work outcomes through trust and openness in workgroup communication. Springerplus. 2016;5(1):714.
Hofhuis, J., van der Rijt, P. G., & Vlug, M. (2016). Diversity climate enhances work outcomes through trust and openness in workgroup communication. SpringerPlus, 5(1), p. 714. doi:10.1186/s40064-016-2499-4.
Hofhuis J, van der Rijt PG, Vlug M. Diversity Climate Enhances Work Outcomes Through Trust and Openness in Workgroup Communication. Springerplus. 2016;5(1):714. PubMed PMID: 27375983.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Diversity climate enhances work outcomes through trust and openness in workgroup communication. AU - Hofhuis,Joep, AU - van der Rijt,Pernill G A, AU - Vlug,Martijn, Y1 - 2016/06/14/ PY - 2015/11/06/received PY - 2016/06/02/accepted PY - 2016/7/5/entrez PY - 2016/7/5/pubmed PY - 2016/7/5/medline KW - Diversity climate KW - Diversity outcomes KW - Knowledge sharing KW - Openness KW - Trust KW - Workgroup communication KW - Workplace diversity SP - 714 EP - 714 JF - SpringerPlus JO - Springerplus VL - 5 IS - 1 N2 - Diversity climate, defined as an organizational climate characterized by openness towards and appreciation of individual differences, has been shown to enhance outcomes in culturally diverse teams. To date, it remains unclear which processes are responsible for these findings. This paper presents two quantitative studies (n = 91; 246) that identify trust and openness in workgroup communication as possible mediators. We replicate earlier findings that perceived diversity climate positively relates to job satisfaction, sense of inclusion, work group identification and knowledge sharing in teams. In study 1, trust is shown to mediate the effects of perceived diversity climate on team members' sense of inclusion. In study 2, trust mediates the relationship between perceived diversity climate and workgroup identification and openness mediates its relationship with knowledge sharing. SN - 2193-1801 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27375983/Diversity_climate_enhances_work_outcomes_through_trust_and_openness_in_workgroup_communication_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-2499-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -