Creating Introvert-Friendly Workplaces

Creating Introvert-Friendly Workplaces

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This important book offers organizations the keys to introvert inclusion.
--Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Influence

The first guide to creating a welcoming culture that maximizes the powerful contributions introverts bring to the workplace. As the diversity, equity, and inclusion wave widens and deepens its reach, introversion is becoming a natural part of that movement. After all, about half the population identify as introverts, but many organizations are stuck in traditional extrovert-centric workplace cultures that reward people for speaking up publicly, expect them to log face time, and employ hiring and promotion practices rooted in the past. This ultimately discourages introverts from contributing and reaching their full talent potential, which could have a major impact on the bottom line. Champion for introverts Jennifer Kahnweiler offers a road map for everyone in the workplace--including leaders, human resource managers, and team members--to create inclusive, introvert-friendly cultures. Kahnweiler provides an assessment to determine how introvert friendly your organization is and looks at every aspect of organizational life--hiring, training, leading, communicating, meeting, designing workplaces, and more--through an inclusive lens. You'll discover how to make open-space offices introvert friendly, what the best practices are for encouraging introverts to participate on teams, which training techniques work best for introverts, and how to make remote positions work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1523086513
  • 9781523086511
  • 1,814,391

Review quote

This important book offers organizations the keys to introvert inclusion.
--Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Influence "People usually pay attention to whoever speaks the loudest, so most workplace cultures cater to extroverts. But just as there's a business case as well as a moral case to pursue gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, it also makes sense to pursue cognitive diversity. In showing how to make workplaces introvert-friendly, Kahnweiler has created a valuable resource for any company that wants to increase its access to talent and broaden the range of viewpoints it brings to key issues and challenges."
--Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn and coauthor of Blitzscaling "Introverts are critical to an organization's success. To date, there hasn't been a 'playbook' to unlock the superpowers of the introvert at work. Without unlocking the introverted voice, companies cannot achieve their full potential. Breaking down how to assess your current culture and how to hire, lead, and communicate in a world with both extroverts and introverts while getting the best out of both styles--this is the magic within this book."
--Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer, ServiceNow "A new book provides guidelines for nurturing personality diversity on the job."
--Sophia Dembling, The Introvert's Corner, Psychology Today "...Kahnweiler offers a road map for everyone in the workplace - including leaders, human resource managers and team members - to create inclusive, introvert-friendly cultures....As a business owner I recommend this book to not only management teams and CEOs, but also to staff and employees. It's a great guide to laying a solid foundation for addressing the needs of all workers in an organization."
--John Davis, Hollywood Digest "I would recommend this book be used as a roadmap within corporate America to provide more inclusive workplace dynamics for all of the diverse employees who would make an organization more successful. Just as diversity makes the world go around, it gets the work done with the most successful inclusive teams of workers."
--Kelly Hughes/Michael Rand, "Kahnweiler has developed a comprehensive litmus test to determine whether someone is more introverted or extroverted and also offers quizzes the reader can use to find out what your organization has in place for introverts...thorough and offers a unique outlook on creating a stronger workplace."
--Dianne Gardner, The Magic Pen
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About Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD, is one of the top global leadership speakers on introverts. She has been a learning and development professional and leadership speaker at leading organizations like Merck, NASA, Bosch, the American Chemical Society, Freddie Mac, the US Centers for Disease Control, and the American Management Association. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune, and is the author of The Introverted Leader, Quiet Influence, and The Genius of Opposites. She has been named a certified professional speaker by the National Speakers Association.
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