Do You See What I See: A Diversity Tale for Retaining People of Color / Edition 1by Chandra Goforth Irvin
Pub. Date: 06/10/2005
Do You See What I See?
Despite the fact that many corporations have made attracting and recruiting people of color (POC) a top diversity priority, these organizations have failed to retain this talent once they are on board. Why? It is because of the enormous gap that exists between the way POC view the organizations in which they work and the way/b>… See more details below
Do You See What I See?
Despite the fact that many corporations have made attracting and recruiting people of color (POC) a top diversity priority, these organizations have failed to retain this talent once they are on board. Why? It is because of the enormous gap that exists between the way POC view the organizations in which they work and the way managers and leaders view these same organizations.
Do You See What I See? offers leaders, managers, and human resource professionals a unique and practical resource for understanding the behavioral subtleties and nuances that affect the retention of people of color within organizations. Through the imaginative use of a fable, authors Janice Fenn and Chandra G. Irvin are able to show different points of view of leaders, managers, and newly recruited POC. In the fable a mirror comes to life and offers insightful reflections that help executives and managers understand what it takes to retain POC in a highly competitive marketplace. Step by step the authors clearly show what happened, what should have happened, conclusions that were drawn, and conclusions that should have been drawn. The fable offers the opportunity for leaders and managers to identify and address similar issues in their real life organizations.
In Do You See What I See? the authors introduce a four-step Model for Retention. The model gives managers the practical tools and solutions they need and details critical "valuing" behaviors that establish the foundation for
- Attracting and hiring;
- Relating to and managing;
- Rewarding and promoting;
- And ultimately, retaining people of color.
The book also includes valuable assessments to help determine whether the practices within an organization, and management behaviors—even the subtle ones—promote or undermine retention. Filled with insights and suggestions, this book offers a foundation upon which organizations can build to attract and keep the brightest and best POCs.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Tale.
Chapter 2: An Inside Look at Lessons Learned Corporation.
What Went Wrong?
Chapter 3: Getting an Accurate Reflection.
Why People of Color Leave.
Chapter 4: Valuing: The Foundation of Retention.
Valuing: A Meaningless Mantra?
Individual Valuing Behaviors.
More Than Good Intentions.
Chapter 5: Little Things That Make Us Look . . . Good . . . Bad: A Look at Subtle Behaviors.
Upon Reflection Questionnaire.
Chapter 6: Ways to Polish Your Image: Retention Tools.
Tools You Can Use.
Closing Notes from the Mirror.
Retention Is a Natural Outcome.
About the Authors.
Pfeiffer Publication Guide.
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