The Resource The end of diversity as we know it : why diversity efforts fail and how leveraging difference can succeed, by Martin N. Davidson, (electronic resource)

The end of diversity as we know it : why diversity efforts fail and how leveraging difference can succeed, by Martin N. Davidson, (electronic resource)

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The end of diversity as we know it : why diversity efforts fail and how leveraging difference can succeed
Title
The end of diversity as we know it
Title remainder
why diversity efforts fail and how leveraging difference can succeed
Statement of responsibility
by Martin N. Davidson
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Language
eng
Summary
The idea for this book came to Martin Davidson during a disarmingly honest conversation with a CEO he worked with. "Look," the executive said, clearly troubled. "I know we can get a diverse group of people around the table. But so what? What difference does it really make to getting bottom-line results? Answering the "so what?" led Davidson to explore more deeply how companies typically manage diversity. He saw there were serious problems. Companies weren't effectively building diversity into their larger business strategy. Also, the emphasis on common differences like gender, age, race, and sexual orientation was interfering with the ability to identify less obvious differences that have more impact on a business. And traditional diversity efforts were often hindering the professional development of the very people they were designed to help. In his book, Davidson explains how what he calls Leveraging Difference turns persistent diversity problems into solutions that drive business results. Difference becomes a powerful source of sustainable competitive advantage instead of a distracting mandate handed down from HR. To leverage difference, Davidson argues, leaders must tackle three challenges. First, they must identify and hire for the differences most important to achieving organizational goals, even if the differences aren't the obvious ones. Second, leaders must help employees work together to understand the ways these differences matter to the business. And finally, leaders must roll up their sleeves and experiment with how to use these relevant differences to get things done. Davidson provides several examples of how organizations leverage subtle differences like culture, thought, and personality as well as more noticeable differences like race and gender. Ultimately this is a leadership book, not a diversity book. Actively leveraging difference, rather than reactively managing diversity, can be what distinguishes an ordinary organization from an extraordinary one
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Davidson, Martin N
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.M5
LC item number
D38 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Corporate culture
  • Multiculturalism
  • Business
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Corporate culture
  • Diversity in the workplace
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The end of diversity as we know it : why diversity efforts fail and how leveraging difference can succeed, by Martin N. Davidson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a new possibility for difference -- The end of diversity as we know it -- The beginning of leveraging difference -- The leveraging difference capability -- Seeing difference -- Understanding difference -- Engaging difference -- Becoming a leveraging difference organization -- Epilogue : the power of the margin
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 228 pages).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781609940300
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CL0500000126
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760194972
  • (OCoLC)ocn760194972
Label
The end of diversity as we know it : why diversity efforts fail and how leveraging difference can succeed, by Martin N. Davidson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a new possibility for difference -- The end of diversity as we know it -- The beginning of leveraging difference -- The leveraging difference capability -- Seeing difference -- Understanding difference -- Engaging difference -- Becoming a leveraging difference organization -- Epilogue : the power of the margin
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 228 pages).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781609940300
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CL0500000126
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760194972
  • (OCoLC)ocn760194972

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