Reinventing Diversity

Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance

Author: Howard J. Ross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442210451

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In Reinventing Diversity, one of America's leading diversity experts explains why most diversity programs fail and how we can make them work. In this inspiring guide, Howard Ross uses interviews, personal stories, statistics, and case studies to show that there is no quick fix, no easy answer. Acceptance needs to become part of the culture of a company, not just a mandated attitude.

Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522569138

Category: Social Science

Page: 2006

View: 676

Today, gender inequality and diversity are at the forefront of discussion, as the issue has become an international concern for politicians, government agencies, social activists, and the general public. Consequently, the need to foster and sustain diversity and inclusiveness in the interactions among various groups of people is relevant today more than ever. Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a critical look at gender and modern-day discrimination and solutions to creating sustainable diversity across numerous contexts and fields. Highlighting a range of topics such as anti-discrimination measures, workforce diversity, and gender inequality, this multi-volume book is designed for legislators and policy makers, practitioners, academicians, gender studies researchers, and graduate-level students interested in all aspects of gender and diversity studies.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Global Workplace

Aligning Initiatives with Strategic Business Goals

Author: Carlos Tasso Eira de Aquino,Robert W. Robertson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319549936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 8969

This edited collection offers a nontraditional approach to diversity management, going beyond gender, race, and ethnicity. Examining ageism, disability, and spirituality, the book provides a discussion of different D&I applications and introduces a framework consisting of a diagnostic phase, gap analysis, and an action plan, which can be modified to attend to specific needs of organizations. Researchers and practitioners will learn a viable way to address diversity in global organizations.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health

Author: Ranna Parekh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461489180

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 3185

Long considered important for professionals working with minority and under-represented populations, cross-cultural competency has become a requisite for all health care providers. As society in the US increasingly diversifies, there is a crucial need to prepare health care professionals to effectively treat this changing population. The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health addresses the importance and relevance of cultural sensitivity in US mental health. Prominent researchers and clinicians examine the cultural and cross-cultural mental health issues of Native American, Latino, Asian, African American, Middle Eastern, Refugee and LGBQT communities. The discussion includes understanding the complexities in making mental health diagnoses and the various meanings it has for the socio-cultural group described, as well as biopsychosocial treatment options and challenges. In understanding the specific populations, the analysis delves into overarching concepts that may apply to specific populations and to those at the intersection of multiple cultures. An invaluable resource for mental health professionals, including clinicians, researchers, educators, leaders and advocates in the United States, The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health provides the necessary understanding and insights for research and clinical practice in specific cultural and multicultural groups.

Reinventing the American People

Unity and Diversity Today

Author: Robert Royal

Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780802808783

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8083

Many of our old public expectations - our shared assumptions and experiences, respect for the rule of law and limited government, and, ultimately, a common morality and basic religious outlook - seem shaken or ineffective. Furthermore, in the competition between interest groups and the pursuit of individual rights claims, the American ideal E pluribus unum, "Out of many, one," no longer appears to express our sense of ourselves as a people both diverse and one, pluralistic and united. This volume puts current questions of unity and diversity into a proper historical perspective, explores the causes and consequences of our present predicament, and offers some solutions. It examines a wide array of subjects, from recent court decisions and interpretations of the Constitution to religious questions, educational breakdown, racial and ethnic issues, and immigration. Michael Barone, Harvey Mansfield, Stanley Crouch, Terry Eastland, Robert Wuthnow, George Weigel, Martha Bayles, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Glenn Loury, Peter Skerry, John O'Sullivan, and many others present diverse viewpoints on these important topics.

Everyday Bias

Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Author: Howard J. Ross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442230843

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

View: 9338

Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years as a diversity consultant, Ross shows us how deeply rooted and relevant the discussions surrounding unconscious bias remains today.

When Generations Collide

Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work

Author: Lynne C. Lancaster,David Stillman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061755893

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 327

If your workplace feels like a battle zone and colleagues sometimes act like adversaries, you ore not alone. Today four generations glare at one another across the conference table, and the potential for conflict and confusion has never been greater. Traditionalist employees with their "heads down, onward and upward" attitude live out a work ethic shaped during the Great Depression. Eighty million Baby Boomers vacillate between their overwhelming need to succeed and their growing desire to slow down and enjoy life. Generation Xers try to prove themselves constantly yet dislike the image of being overly ambitious, disrespectful, and irreverent. Millennials, new to the workforce, mix savvy with social conscience and promise to further change the business landscape. This insightful book provides hands-on methods to close the generation gaps. With effective tools to recruit, retain, motivate, and manage each generation, you can now create teamwork, not war, in today's highperformance workplace . . . where at any age, productivity is what counts.

Reinventing Organizations

Ein Leitfaden zur Gestaltung sinnstiftender Formen der Zusammenarbeit

Author: Frederic Laloux

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800649144

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 6748

Bahnbrechend. Inspirierend. Eines der faszinierendsten Bücher zur Organisationsentwicklung des letzten Jahrzehnts. Dies ist ein sehr wichtiges Buch, bedeutsam in vielerlei Hinsicht: Sowohl angesichts der bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, Einsichten, Ratschläge und Empfehlungen, die es enthält, als auch aufgrund der genauso wichtigen Fragen und Herausforderungen, auf die es hinweist.“ Ken Wilber aus dem Nachwort „Die programmatische Aufforderung ‚Reinventing Organizations‘ mündet in einem Organisationsmodell, das Strukturen wie Praktiken nach neuartigen, evolutionär-integralen Prinzipien ausrichtet. Im Ergebnis steht die Erkenntnis, dass das Leben und Arbeiten in Organisationen, ebenso wie deren Leistungsbeiträge für die Gesellschaft, radikal zum Positiven verändert werden können. Aber hierzu muss nicht zuletzt die Führung eine fortgeschrittene Entwicklungsebene erreichen.“ Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weibler, Autor des Standardwerkes „Personalführung“ „Das Buch gibt Hoffnung und ganz konkrete Hilfe zur Lösung der Probleme, die wir an der Schwelle von der Postmoderne zu einem neuen Zeitalter erleben, in denen die traditionellen oder modernen Organisationsformen den Anforderungen und Bedürfnissen der Menschen nicht mehr gerecht werden.“ Eine Leserin auf Frederic Laloux hat mit Reinventing Organizations das Grundlagenbuch für die integrale Organisationsentwicklung verfasst. Die Breite sowie Tiefe seiner Analyse und Beschreibung – ganzheitlich, selbstorganisierend und sinnerfüllend operierender Unternehmen – ist einzigartig. Das erste Kapitel des Buches gibt einen Überblick über die historische Entwicklung von Organisationsparadigmen, bevor im zweiten Kapitel Strukturen, die Praxis und die Kultur von Organisationen, die ein erfüllendes und selbstbestimmtes Handeln der Menschen ermöglichen, anhand von ausgewählten Beispielen vorgestellt werden. Auf die Bedingungen, Hindernisse sowie Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung dieser evolutionären Organisationen wird in Kapitel 3 eingegangen. Hier entwirft Frederic Laloux einen Leitfaden für den Weg hin zu einer ganzheitlich orientierten und sinnstiftenden Organisation. Frederic Laloux ist auch aufgrund dieses Buches ein mittlerweile gefragter Berater und Coach für Führungskräfte, die nach fundamental neuen Wegen der Organisation eines Unternehmens suchen. Er war Associate Partner bei McKinsey & Company und hält einen MBA vom INSEAD.

Reinventing the Workplace

Author: John Worthington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136369090

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Incorporating a diversity of practices, cultural and organization change, and new building forms, this book provides ideas, inspiration and analysis of the multitude of ways in which an office space can be designed and utilized. Updated to cope with technological advances, as well as including a new series of case studies on recent Australian, North American and Scandinavian experiences, the contributors draw on a wealth and variety of professional experience to present the best and most innovative solutions for today's office - and tomorrow's workplace.

Reinventing Khomeini

The Struggle for Reform in Iran

Author: Daniel Brumberg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226077581

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 9305

Reinventing Khomeini offers a new interpretation of the political battles that paved the way for reform in Iran. Brumberg argues that these conflicts did not result from a sudden ideological shift; nor did the election of President Mohammad Khatami in 1997 really defy the core principles of the Islamic Revolution. To the contrary, the struggle for a more democratic Iran can be traced to the revolution itself, and to the contradictory agendas of the revolution's founding father, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. A complex figure, Khomeini was a fervent champion of Islam, but while he sought a Shi'ite vision of clerical rule under one Supreme Leader, he also strove to mesh that vision with an implicitly Western view of mass participatory politics. The intense magnetism and charisma of the ayatollah obscured this paradox. But reformers in Iran today, while rejecting his autocratic vision, are reviving the constitutional notions of government that he considered, and even casting themselves as the bearers of his legacy. In Reinventing Khomeini, Brumberg proves that the ayatollah is as much the author of modern Iran as he is the symbol of its fundamentalist past.

Our Search for Belonging

How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart

Author: Howard J. Ross,JonRobert Tartaglione

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523095040

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 476

Our Search for Belonging How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart We are living in a time of mounting political segregation that threatens to tear us apart as a unified society. The result is that we are becoming increasingly tribal, and the narratives of life that we get exposed to on a daily basis have become echo chambers in which we hear our beliefs reinforced and others' beliefs demonized. Global diversity and inclusion expert Howard J. Ross, with coauthor JonRobert Tartaglione, explores how our human need to belong is the driving force for why we are living in a world so extremely divided. At the core of tribalism exists a paradox: as humans, we are hardwired with the need to belong, which ends up making us deeply connected with some yet deeply divided from others. When these tribes are formed out of fear of the “other,” on topics such as race, immigration status, religion, or partisan politics, we resort to an “us versus them” attitude. Especially in the digital age, when we are all interconnected in one way or another, these tensions seep into our daily lives and we become secluded with our self-identified tribes. This has consequences even in our most personal relationships in our families and communities—just think about Thanksgiving dinner conversations across the United States after the 2016 election. Drawing on his decades of leadership experience, Ross probes the depth of tribalism, the role of social media in exacerbating it, and how to combat it. Ross and Tartaglione highlight how to maximize our impact in the workplace, noting that it is one of the few places where we are forced to work with people different from ourselves. The goal of the book is to help people understand these dynamics and to develop ways to bridge the divide so that we can move toward an ever more harmonious future.

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2010

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 9637

Changing Course: Reinventing Colleges, Avoiding Closure

New Directions for Higher Education, Number 156

Author: Alice W. Brown,Sandra L. Ballard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118275365

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 2384

Institutions of higher education are constantly facing economicchallenges to their survival. Nowhere are the challenges greaterthan in small private colleges and universities across America.None of these colleges can assume that its stability isassured in perpetuity. No thriving college is immune fromunforeseen disaster, just as no struggling college is irreversiblydestined for closure. This issue presents stories of colleges in crisis and considerswhat makes the difference between a college that closes and onethat nearly closes but manages to remain open. It offers arange of revealing, hard-won experiences of college presidents wholed their campuses in times of crises. Some colleges found no wayout, and their stories offer lessons that are just as valuable asthe stories of colleges that reinvented themselves andsurvived. This is the 156th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Higher Education. Addressedto higher education decision makers on all kinds ofcampuses, it provides timely information and authoritativeadvice about major issues and administrative problems confrontingevery institution.

Reinventing Development?

Translating Rights-Based Approaches from Theory Into Practice

Author: Paul Gready,Jonathan Ensor

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842776490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 7948

A recognition of the fundamental links between the denial of rights and the persistence of poverty has propelled rights-based approaches into the policy and practice of many development NGOs, UN bodies and donors. In this volume, development practitioners with experience of applying a rights-based approach seek to identify its contribution to delivery and effectiveness. Addressing the range of development areas influenced by this approach, the volume spans development, humanitarian relief and conflict resolution. It also examines contemporary challenges to its implementation, including the politicization of aid and the 'war on terror', neo-liberal economic policies, and the clash between universal human rights standards and specific cultural norms.Reinventing Development? is a valuable pulling together of current field experience and contains reflections on the many issues raised by the new rights-based approach to development.

Reinventing Poland

Economic and Political Transformation and Evolving National Identity

Author: Martin Myant,Terry Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134056958

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 1605

The end of communism and accession to the European Union have had a huge impact on Poland. This book provides an overall assessment of the post-1989 transformation in Poland. It focuses in particular on four key themes: economic transformation and its outcomes; the heritage of the past and national identity; regional development in Poland including the implications of EU accession for regional development; and political developments both before and after EU accession. In addition the book shows how changes in all these areas are related, and emphasises the overall common themes. The book is in memory of George Blazyca, of the University of Paisley, whose work on the political economy of transition in Poland is highly regarded, and who did a great deal to support the work of Polish academic colleagues and to promote the work of young scholars.

Reinventing the Sacred

A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Stuart A. Kauffman


ISBN: 1458722066


Page: 532

View: 8062

Consider the complexity of a living cell after 3.8 billion years of evolution. Is it more awesome to suppose that a transcendent God fashioned the cell at a stroke, or to realize that it evolved with no Almighty Hand, but arose on its own in the changing biosphere? In this bold and fresh look at science and religion, complexity theorist Stuart Kauffman argues that the qualities of divinity that we revere - creativity, meaning, purposeful action - are properties of the universe that can be investigated methodically. He offers stunning evidence for this idea in an abundance of fields, from cell biology to the philosophy of mind, and uses it to find common ground between belief systems often at odds with one another. A daring and ambitious argument for a new understanding of natural divinity, Reinventing the Sacred challenges readers both scientifically and philosophically.

Reinventing the Wheel

A Buddhist Response to the Information Age

Author: Peter D. Hershock

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791442319

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

View: 2122

Suggests that certain Buddhist notions may act as an antidote to the adverse effects of high-tech media.