Beyond Race and Gender: Unleashing the Power of Your Total Work Force by Managing Diversity

Beyond Race and Gender: Unleashing the Power of Your Total Work Force by Managing Diversity

Beyond Race and Gender: Unleashing the Power of Your Total Work Force by Managing Diversity

Beyond Race and Gender: Unleashing the Power of Your Total Work Force by Managing Diversity

Synopsis

The ability to manage this diversity successfully has become a basic strategy for corporate survival. Beyond Race and Gender supplies a sorely needed Action Plan, extensive case studies, and a series of tough questions and answers to get readers thinking deeply about what elements are blocking the full use of the human talent available. In this visionary work, R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., rouses organizations to face the facts and embrace the challenges--because it is the only efficient way for America to compete and prosper.

Excerpt

Managing diversity is an idea whose time has come. More and more, corporations and organizations of all kinds are awakening to the fact that a diverse work force is not a burden, but their greatest potential strength—when managed properly.

One reason for the awakening is the increasingly diverse marketplace of this country. Who can best understand and serve this changed and changing market? Certainly not the “old-boy network.” It takes a diverse work force at all levels of the company, including senior management.

A second and even more urgent reason for the interest in managing diversity is the stark facts of demographics. the growth in the U.S. labor force now and for the foreseeable future will be largely composed of women, minorities, and immigrants. They will constitute about 85 percent of the new entrants in the work force, according to the landmark Hudson Institute Study.

Companies now realize they must attract, retain, and promote this full spectrum of people just to keep the business running. So great is their need that advice on the management of diversity has suddenly become a growth industry.

But the author of this book understood the need years ago, long before the subject started appearing in business periodicals and seminar agendas. When Dr. Roosevelt Thomas formed the American Institute for Managing Diversity in 1983, his was a voice in the wilderness. But gradually, he began to be heard. a few companies, including Avon, turned to him—in our case out of urgent need. More and more companies followed suit, and today the voice of Roosevelt is heard—and listened to—in boardrooms throughout the land.

Now, the pioneer in the field of managing diversity has written the definitive work on the subject. It deserves to be read—and . . .

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