Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance

Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance

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Diversity in business and other organizations has been a goal for more than a quarter of a century, yet companies struggle to create an inclusive work place. In Reinventing Diversity, one of America's leading diversity experts explains why most diversity programs fail and how we can make them work. In this inspiring guide, Howard Ross, uses interviews, personal stories, statistics, and case studies to show that there is no quick fix, no easy answer. Acceptance needs to become part of the culture of a company, not just a mandated attitude. People still feel alienated because of their race, language, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or culture. Many of these prejudices are unconscious and exclusions unintentional. Only through challenging our own preconceived notions about diversity can we build a productive and collaborative work environment in which all people are included.

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ISBN-13: 9781442210448
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 758,942
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Howard J. Ross is founder and chief learning officer of Cook-Ross, Inc., a corporate consulting firm. He is one of the nation's leading diversity training consultants and a nationally recognized expert on diversity, leadership, and organizational change.

Table of Contents

One Song
Introduction: A Personal Journey
Chapter 1: Why Does It Matter?
Chapter 2: Why Most Diversity Programs Haven't Succeeded
Chapter 3: The Background is Background
Chapter 4: The Conundrum of Community
Chapter 5: Uncovering the Background of Diversity
Chapter 6: Transforming Cultural Competency Into Competitive Advantage What is Cultural Competency?
Chapter 7: Paradigm Shift Two, How Can We Know Bias When We Can't Even See It In Ourselves?
Chapter 8: Memes, Myself and I: Understanding Perceptual Identity
Chapter 9: Developing Diversity Mastery: Understanding Your Wiring
Chapter 10: "It's the System, Stupid!"Paradigm Shift Three: Moving From Events to Culture-Based Systems Change
Chapter 11: The Eight Basic Principles of Organizational Community
Chapter 12: Creating Cultures that Work
Chapter 13: Walls Come Tumbling Down
Chapter 14: A New Way Home

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