Summary of World Class Diversity Management

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Managing diversity is more complex than increasing the number of your minority and female employees and encouraging them to advance. Diversity consultant R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr. advises that diversity means appreciating the ways your workers differ and engaging those differences to contribute to your bottom line. Despite Thomas’s unfortunate preference for jargon, getAbstract recommends his practical insights to business leaders and human resources professionals. Why confine your firm’s definition of diversity to race and gender when you can tap into every employee’s potential?

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why “World-Class Diversity Management” is important and
  • How to implement it at your firm.
 

About the Author

Diversity expert R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr. created the American Institute for Managing Diversity and heads Roosevelt Thomas Consulting & Training Inc.

 

Summary

Getting a Grip on Diversity

If you think diversity comes down to counting heads in your workplace, think again. Companies that focus solely on how many employees of color they have or their percentage of female versus male executives see only a fraction of the diversity picture. Managing diversity involves much more than your workers’ skin color, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or age; it encompasses being able to recognize, deploy, deal with and lead “any type of diversity mixture anywhere.” To add capacity to your firm’s strengths, implement “World-Class Diversity Management.”


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