Differences That Work: Organizational Excellence through Diversity / Edition 1

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Overview

Differences that Work captures the critical themes and ongoing debates on the topic of workplace diversity—radical differences, women, AIDS, aging, family, disabilities—producing a clear-eyed approach to complex dilemmas. Thirteen articles and three case studies from the Harvard Business Review confront today's issues, documenting 20 years of organizations' and managers' changing experience of difference. This collection features such eminent practitioners and thinkers on diversity as R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., Felice Schwartz, Edward W. Jones, Jr., and Charles and Fran Sussner Rodgers. A Harvard Business Review Book.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gentile ( Film Feminisms: Theory and Practice ) uses thematically clustered Harvard Business Review articles to explore how diversity exists at ``the intersection of the workplace and wider society.'' Pieces by R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr., Edward W. Jones Jr., Larry R. Smeltzer and others evaluate discrimination and racism, tackling such issues as encouraging employment opportunities for a diverse workforce and ``providing the much-needed organizational support to help African Americans realize their potential.'' The material on female managers is impressive, especially Felice N. Schwartz's ``Women As a Business Imperative.'' AIDS and gay issues are addressed by David L. Kirp and Alistair D. Williamson, aging by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and the visually impaired by Julia Anderson. This sensitive work enriches and expands our tenuous understanding of diversity in the workplace. (Apr.)
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A collection of articles published in the Harvard Business Review, on such topics as affirmative action, what it's like to be a black manager, comparable worth, managing people with AIDS, business and the facts of family life, technology and blind people, and coming out as gay at work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875844992
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1994
  • Series: Review Book Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.43 (w) x 9.47 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Pt. I Differences at Work: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We Go from Here
1 Global Work Force 2000: The New World Labor Market 3
2 From Affirmative Action to Affirming Diversity 27
Pt. II Racial Difference in the Workplace: How It Feels and What It Means
1 What It's Like to Be a Black Manager 49
2 Black Managers: The Dream Deferred 65
3 Racial Remarks in the Workplace: Humor or Harassment? 85
Pt. III Women in the Workplace: New Ways to Think About Work
1 Two Women, Three Men on a Raft 93
2 Coping With Comparable Worth 107
3 Women as a Business Imperative 123
Pt. IV AIDS in the Workplace: The Organizational and Individual Experiences
1 Uncommon Decency: Pacific Bell Responds to AIDS 141
2 Nothing Prepared Me to Manage AIDS 163
Pt. V Emerging Issues in Workplace Diversity
1 Dealing with the Aging Work Force 179
2 Business and the Facts of Family Life 199
3 How Technology Brings Blind People into the Workplace 215
Pt. VI Managers Wrestle with the Issues
1 The Case of the Unequal Opportunity 223
2 A Case of AIDS 239
3 Is This the Right Time to Come Out? 253
Suggested Further Reading 267
About the Contributors 271
Index 275
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