INTERNAL DIMENSIONS OF WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS SUSTAINABILITY IN NIGERIA
The study examined internal dimensions of workplace diversity and sustainability of selected multinational corporations in Nigeria. The study sought to investigate the extent to which internal dimensions of workplace diversity (age, gender, ethnicity) contribute to the sustainability of Multinational corporations in Nigeria. This study adopted a descriptive survey research design. A sample of 255 respondents from two leading manufacturing multinational corporations in Nigeria was employed. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data in the study. The result showed that internal dimensions of workplace diversity have a significant relationship to sustainability. Workplace diversity is unavoidable in Nigerian manufacturing MNCs because most workers have different social and economic statuses, which induces their actions or thinking to differ from others, which must be managed for the organisation to be effective. When managed properly, the organisation will interact with people from various cultures, ethnic groups, age race, gender and also diverse customers, which will aid in the development of new attitudes, ideas, skills, processes, and solutions to difficult problems. The study recommends that MNCs should employ individuals from various internal dimensions in other to achieve organizational sustainability.
Age, Ethnicity, Gender, Internal dimensions, Workplace diversity, Sustainability