Diversity in Organizations argues that ensuring a diverse workforce composition has tangible benefits for organizations. Rather than relying on touchy-feely arguments, Herring and Henderson present compelling evidence that directly links diversity to the bottom line.
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Presented accessibly, without shying away from the contentious aspects of diversity, 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. Students taking classes in diversity, human resource management, sociology of work, and organizational psychology will find this a comprehensive, helpful resource.
"This logical, well-structured, and timely book provides an insightful and fresh approach to understanding the cultural and gender diversity issues essential for more effective workplace management. Its in-depth explorations of important issues, and engaging organizational illustrations make it an invaluable resource for academics and practitioners." - Kajal Sharma, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, UK
"This groundbreaking book provides a clear, concise, and critical review of debates about racial, gender, and class diversity in organizations. Herring and Henderson's critical examination is not only theoretically informed, but also bridges research with concrete strategies useful for practitioners, managers and policy-makers." - Phillip J. Bowman, Professor, University of Michigan, US
"Herring and Henderson persuasively explain the need for a very sophisticated approach to workplace diversity. Acknowledging the need for evidence-based information, these authors carefully link their conclusions to highly rigorous studies. I highly recommend this book." - Alison M. Konrad, Professor, Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada
"Diversity in Organizations succeeds at striking a rare balance between discussing diversity in theory and in practice. Herring and Henderson use the latest research to provide cutting edge, practical strategies for achieving diversity and creating equitable and inclusive organizations. This is a must-read book for any serious student, scholar, or practitioner interested in issues of diversity." - Joyce M. Bell, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, US
1. Introduction 2. The Critical Diversity Perspective 3. Does Diversity Pay? Beyond the Business Case for Diversity 4. Achieving Workplace Diversity 5. Training for Business Success: How Diversity Training Improves Productivity, Performance, and Fair Promotions 6. Gendered Jobs and Opportunities 7. Continuing Racial and Ethnic Discrimination 8. Is Affirmative Action Still Needed? 9. Wealth and Class Diversity 10. Addressing Homophobia and Heterosexism 11. Diversity Success on Campus 12. Building Political Support for Diversity Programs 13. Accountability in Diversity and Inclusion Strategies 14. Critical Diversity: Where We Are Headed