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Diversity in Organizations: A Critical Examination

Cedric Herring and Loren Henderson
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9780415742504, 0415742501, 9780415742511, 041574251X, 9781315813660 (ebook)
Summary
"Diversity in Organizations argues that ensuring a diverse workforce composition has tangible benefits for business organizations. Rather than relying on touchy-feely arguments, Herring and Henderson present compelling evidence that directly links diversity to the bottom line. However, the book goes beyond merely arguing that we should embrace diversity because it is profitable; it shows that the true power of diversity lies in its potential as a catalyst and incubator for innovation.Critical diversity is a forceful theory that argues for the relationship between workforce composition and the business case for diversity. Contrasting critical diversity with other notions of diversity (such as colorblind, segregated and snowflake diversity), the book offers real life solutions to the political problems that arise from implementing diversity initiatives, and examines why some of these initiatives remain unpopular. Readers will learn:How and why diversity is related to business performanceWhat the impact of diversity training programs is on productivity, business performance and promotions. What the biggest mistakes in diversity management are, and how to avoid themWhat can be done to make diversity initiatives more effective and politically palatableHow to measure levels of success in diversity initiatives in rigorous but non-technical ways so that managers and teams accountable for diversity practices can achieve their desired resultsThe theory is presented in an accessible manner without shying away from the contentious aspects of diversity that confront our society. The book also provides concrete advice and guidance to those who seek to implement diversity programs and initiatives in their organizations, and to make their companies more competitive. Not only is it a compelling read, but students taking classes in diversity, human resource management, sociology of work, and organizational psychology will find this a comprehensive, helpful resource"--
"Diversity in Organizations unflinchingly presents compelling evidence that directly links diversity to the bottom line and provides concrete advice and guidance to those who seek to implement diversity programs and initiatives in their organizations"--
Description
xiii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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