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Managing Diversity : A Complete Desk Reference & Planning Guide

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Aiming to create professional environments where differences are valued and people from divergent backgrounds can work productively together, this examination is designed to help create humane, prosperous, and productive organizations. Ideal for CEOs in the executive suite as well as supervisors on the shop floor, this guide combines systemic, strategic-level possibilities with a continuous array of both practical and tactical charts, tools, grids, assessments, models, and checklists, guaranteed to provide managers of all types with the tools they need to create a positive atmosphere. Suggestions, questions, and considerations regarding the steps an organization can take regarding culture change are featured throughout, making this the quintessential resource for those charged with the task of diversity implementation from start to finish.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 1,519.53g
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Alexadria, VA, United States
  • English
  • 3rd Third Edition, Third ed.
  • 50 line drawings, 150 tables, 50 graphs
  • 1586441566
  • 9781586441562
  • 1,403,493

About Lee Gardenswartz

Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe are partners in the management consulting firm of Gardenswartz & Rowe. They both live in Los Angeles.show more

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In today's work force - where change is the only constant and a growing number of cultures have become demanding influences - business leaders must be able to harness the resources of such human diversity. Workers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, along with the fierce competition that businesses now face, make cultural diversity a critical issue and an undeniable resource. By the turn of the century, 70 percent of new entrants to the work force will be women and minorities, and only 30 percent will be white, American-born males. Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe give you a guide to dealing with the unprecedented challenges of being a part of a culturally expanding work force. The authors show you how to improve the level of efficiency in your organization through effective cross-cultural communication. Managing Diversity shows how to conduct a diversity audit in your organization to design the most effective program for your needs, create a corporate culture that embraces diversity to maximize the potential of your work force, build cohesive multicultural work teams, design interesting meetings that work for everyone, and hire, train, and promote a diverse work force. You'll also find worksheets, activities, and charts to help you implement the ideas presented. These aids follow each significant issue and give you an idea where you stand now and how to improve. Managing Diversity helps you see why understanding the vast array of values and backgrounds in the work force is crucial and gives you the information, tools, and techniques necessary to bring the experience of those backgrounds to the job. You'll find everything you need to convey the power of a rapidly changing workforce to your organization.show more

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"This is an excellent, useful and very 'user-friendly' reference--the best in the field as far as I am concerned." --Baraz Samiian, EdD, organization effectiveness consultant, B. Samiian Associatesshow more