Managing Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

A Psychological Perspective

By Rosemary Hays-Thomas

© 2016 – Routledge

400 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9781138794269
pub: 2015-12-31
Hardback: 9781848729834
pub: 2015-12-31
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About the Book

Managing Workplace Diversity and Inclusion provides a comprehensive overview to understanding and managing diversity in the workplace. Intended for upper-level undergraduates as well as graduate students in Psychology and Human Resources Management, this textbook introduces readers to the concept of diversity as well as relevant theoretical topics including oppression, power, and the social construction of difference.

Rooted in a psychological approach, it applies relevant psychological methods to understanding diversity issues within organizations, covering topics such as diversity training, mentoring, group dynamics, employment law, and organizational change. Each chapter presents engaging scenarios and concludes with relevant questions to stimulate learning and help students conceptualize and contextualize diversity in the workplace.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started: Conceptual Foundation 1. Focus on Concepts: What are Diversity and Inclusion and Why Do We Study Them? 2. The US Labor Force and How We Conceptualize Diversity 3. Thinking about Differences and Fairness in Organizations Part II 4. Organizational Structure and the Example of Pay In-Equity 5. Identity Development and Inter-Group Relations 6. Stereotypes, attitudes, and discrimination: Sources, consequences, and remedies Part III 7. Diversity, Inclusion, and the Law 8. Making the Most of Diversity in Groups and Teams 9. Women, Men, and Families 10. Race, Ethnicity, and Work 11. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Organizations 12. Age, Ability, Religion and Social Class in Organizations Part IV 13. Developing Diversity Competence for Individuals and Organizations 14. Managing Organizations for Diversity and Inclusion

About the Author

Rosemary Hays Thomas is Professor of Psychology at the University of West Florida, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology