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Making Diversity Work
     

Making Diversity Work

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by Sondra Thiederman
 

Drawing from research and 25 years of experience in the field, diversity expert Dr. Sondra Thiederman dissects the problems surrounding diversity in the workplace and offers specific, straightforward strategies focused on creating individual change. Using real-life examples, practical tips, and exercises, she guides readers on a journey of self-discovery,

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Drawing from research and 25 years of experience in the field, diversity expert Dr. Sondra Thiederman dissects the problems surrounding diversity in the workplace and offers specific, straightforward strategies focused on creating individual change. Using real-life examples, practical tips, and exercises, she guides readers on a journey of self-discovery, intellectual awareness, and healing. In this fully updated and revised edition, learn to:
• Function more effectively and feel more comfortable in a diverse workplace.
• Identify and defeat biased attitudes.
• Confront and minimize the fears that underlie biases.
• Overcome diversity-related conflict. Women or men, black or white, gay or straight, immigrant or native-born—everyone has prejudices. Making Diversity Work shifts the dialogue from blame to emphasis on the responsibility everyone shares to rid the workplace of bias. Dr. Thiederman delivers the prescription to defeat bias in the workplace in this definitive book for executives, managers, human resources professionals, and diversity practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427797131
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Sondra Thiederman is one of the nation’s leading experts on workplace diversity, cross-cultural business, and bias reduction. As President of Cross-Cultural Communications, a San Diego based training firm, Sondra has 25 years experience as a speaker, trainer, and author helping professionals in Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations, and dozens of associations find ways to successfully navigate our increasingly-diverse workplaces.

Sondra has extensive media experience including mention in such national publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. She is published in professional journals ranging from T&D and Real Estate Today to Association Management, has written on diversity for the web site Monster.com, and is the author of four books including: Making Diversity Work: Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace; Profiting in America’s Multicultural Marketplace: How to Do Business Across Cultural Lines; Bridging Cultural Barriers for Corporate Success: How to Manage the Multicultural Workforce; and “Getting ‘Culture Smart’: Ten Strategies for Making Diversity Work.

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Making Diversity Work 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
In the movie Anchorman, a parody about a television news team set in the 1970s, the main character played by Will Ferrell explains to his colleagues, "Well, I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era." Thankfully, society has come a long way since the '70s. The modern workplace hosts a collection of employees from different backgrounds, races, nations, religions and sexual orientations. For a company to function, all these people have to work together. Organizational leaders must minimize the tensions between individuals and groups to keep operations running smoothly. Left uncorrected, bias can ruin an organization. Sondra Thiederman, an expert on diversity issues in the workplace, has prepared a manual for managers and employees who want to recognize and correct biased behavior. This book contains personal examples and easy step-by-step individual and group exercises for reducing bias. If you want more, Thiederman offers a reader's guide to stimulate further discussion of this sensitive issue. getAbstract finds this book practical and unexpectedly entertaining, and highly recommends it to human resources professionals and managers. To learn more about this book, check out the following link: http://www.getabstract.com/summary/11935/making-diversity-work.html