Gender diversity and organizational performance: a study of IT industries in Bangalore

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Humans are considered to be different from each other with their acumen and intelligence. The working condition in IT sector has changed over the past few decades. There has been a drastic increase in the number of female employees towards the development of IT sector over the past few years. Gender diversity is creating a wide range of awareness and helps understand the importance of gender identity. IT industry which is a dominant industry in India has reckoned gender diversity as a major tool to ensure it stands on criteria of being competent and innovative in the ever changing dynamic business environment. The main objective of this paper is to analyze the relationship between acceptance of gender diversity among the employees, diversity practices and programs adopted by the IT industries and barriers to the same.

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    • Fig. 1. Acceptance of gender diversity
    • Fig. 2. Gender diversity management programs and practices
    • Fig. 3. Obstacles to gender diversity
    • Table 1. Frequency and percentage of employees with respect to gender
    • Table 2. Frequency and percentage of employees with respect to age group
    • Table 3. Frequency and percentage of employees with respect to education
    • Table 4. Frequency and percentage of employees with respect to income
    • Table 5. Frequency and percentage of employees with respect to type of company
    • Table 6. Reliability statistics
    • Table 7. Acceptance of gender diversity
    • Table 8. Gender diversity management programs and practices
    • Table 9. Obstacles to gender diversity
    • Table 10. Correlation coefficient for variables
    • Table 11. Regression model for the independent factor like programs and practices, obstacles to gender diversity on acceptance of gender diversity
    • Table 12. ANOVA outcomes for acceptance of gender diversity
    • Table 13. Coefficients