Rizwan Ali Bazgul
Being professionally nomadic in a multicultural organization, I have observed how an organization works, when people belonging to different ethnic, religious backgrounds interact with each other, specifically in Pakistan where we have colossal rift between people on the basis of region, language and most importantly religion .latter being crucial in many respects.
Although we work together but there is, almost always, something that leads us to a mindset which is full of suspicious, bigotry and nepotism. We tend to like stereotyping and prejudice for the people who belong to different ethnic group and religion. While adapting the concept of ‘I am a better Muslim’ we create fanatic mentality and groups, which manifest in dogmatic approach to life and proselytizing zeal to purge societies of un-Islamic elements.
If we have harmony and tranquillity within organization, it surely has direct and immediate impact on our society. There is a huge responsibility for managers to design a way forward with efficient leadership skills, inspire confidence and support among subordinates with unbiased and pluralistic approach, while understanding the general personality traits, i.e. humility, trustworthiness, assertiveness, warmth, sense of humor and emotional stability. These will help him/her to create joint force crossing ethnic divide. Managers are accountable for achieving diversity and maintaining harmony
There should be an institution which could regulate Human Resource Development in both public and private Sectors. We need to create healthy institutions, which will tap the widest possible range of energies and insights, by addressing cultural sensitivities, intelligence, minority recruitment ,intercultural training and integrate formal/informal networks
Our education system should promote knowledge and acceptance; educate management on valuing difference and taking advantage of the opportunities that diversity provided. Economic advantage can sometimes ease social tensions, but social and cultural rifts can hamper economic growth and prosperity of a specific society.
I have a humble request for republican motherhood to give instructions to children in republican virtues, such as patriotism, liberty and honor, rather than imbibing hatred for others.