Managing Diversity Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace

ISBN-10: 0761927735

ISBN-13: 9780761927730

Edition: 2005

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Description: Winner of the 2007 Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award Michalle Mor Barak's book Managing Diversity: Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace has won the highly prestigious Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award. This award is granted annually to the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of management knowledge. Managing Diversity was selected from multiple publishers nominations for single authored books. This book introduces a unique and refreshing prism that is highly useful for managers and scholars alike. The authentic examples and case studies bring the content to life and make this book a very interesting and captivating read. It is a must read for managers who need to effectively manage todays diverse workforce in order to survive and thrive in the global economy. --Alan D. Levy, Chairman and CEO, Tishman International Companies [ Managing Diversity ] is thorough, well-written and filled with interesting information and case examples. It deals with an important issue in a very complete manner, providing both theoretical and conceptual content and outstanding practical information. It should be valuable and useful to anyone studying international business management. --Sheila Akabas, Professor and Director, Center for Social Policy and Practice in the Workplace, Columbia University I would definitely adopt this book, since it offers an excellent resource for developing, theorizing, and working out the inclusive workplace in a very comprehensive way. [Mor Barak] gives many practical examples and very useful illustrations that make the book very interesting for both the conceptual researcher and the practitioner. It is also written with a very international and global perspective and outlook. --Cordula Barzantny, Associate Professor, Groupe Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Toulouse Business School A culturally diverse, inclusive workforce is well supported by social work values and ethics. A valuable resource for social work practice in a global context, the book is also highly recommended as a text in social work education programs. (see the reviews tab for entire review) John J. Stretch, Saint Louis University Managing Diversity demonstrates the benefits of implementing inclusive practices and incorporates vignettes from different countries around the world and case studies illustrating practical solutions. Key Features: Offers up-to-date information on the new realities of the workforce, including demographic, legislation, and social policy trends around the world Analyzes the causes and consequences of workforce exclusion, highlighting the groups commonly excluded in various countries Provides a comprehensive model of the Inclusive Workplace suggesting policies, procedures, and programs that facilitate its implementation Includes an Instructors Resource on CD-ROM containinga chapter overview, chapter outline, multiple PowerPoint slides, and sample test questions for each chapter Michlle Mor Barak, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Southern California with a joint appointment at the School of Social Work and the Marshall Schoo

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List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Mich�l E. Mor Barak, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment at the School of Social Work and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She is the Chair of the Industrial/Occupational Social Work Program, and is the founder and director of the International Center for the Inclusive Workplace . Dr. Mor Barak received a Fulbright award, was twice the recipient of the University of California Regents Fellowship, and received a Lady Davis award for international exchange scholars. Under the auspices of the International Center for the Inclusive Workplace, Mor Barak and her colleagues conduct research and demonstration projects in areas such as workplace diversity, discrimination and empowerment, corporate social responsibility, and welfare-to-work programs. In an article, published in the Journal Social Work, Mor Barak provides the first articulation of The Inclusive Workplace construct, which she has coined. Mor Barak created and tested a measure of diversity perceptions in the workplace (published in Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences), and a measure of inclusion in the workplace (published in Administration in Social Work). Validated on large samples, both measures are presently used in several studies to evaluate the extent to which employees of diverse backgrounds feel excluded in work organizations. Dr. Mor Barak has published extensively in the area of diversity and inclusion industrial/occupational social work, stress and social support. She authored two books entitled Social Work Networks and Health (Garland publishers, 1991), and Social Services in the Workplace (Haworth publishers, 2000). Prior to her current academic appointment, Dr. Mor Barak held a number of corporate positions and has worked in clinical practice, program development, and training and consultation. She has conducted studies evaluating corporate sponsored health clinics, investigating the determinants of successful linkages between job seekers and employers, and evaluating employees diversity perceptions. Her recent work focuses on the development of national and international collaborations under the Center for the Inclusive Workplace. Encompassing a broad array of activities that constitute the inclusive workplace model, the Center engages in projects such as diversity training, mental health of employees, discrimination and empowerment, corporate social responsibility, and the inclusion of former welfare recipients in the organizations mainstream activities. Through its national and international activities, the Center strives to improve the health and mental health of individuals and families in their work organizations and in their communities. She teaches research and social work practice in work settings in the School of Social Works graduate program, and the two-semester statistics courses in the doctoral program. She has served on a variety of school committees including Faculty Council, and is active on several community boards. She has received several invitations to prestigious organizations and gatherings. Among them, delivering the keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Industrial Social Workers that was held in Tel-Aviv, Israel, in May 1996; a series of lectures on international aspects of workforce diversity in Yonsei University and Ehwa University in Seoul, South Korea and in Doshisa University in Kyoto, Japan ; conducting a two-day workshop on Diversity, Inclusion and Commitment at the U.K.s National Institute of Social Work in London, in May 1999; Her publications were disseminated through the Migrant Unit at the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO ) to organizations around the world; and, she was honored as a guest of President Kim De Jong in a five-member VIP delegation to South Korea.

The Global Context For Diversity Management
Introduction and Conceptual Framework
The Challenge of Managing Diversity in a Global Context
Tensions Posed by Global Workforce Trends
Diversity and Exclusion: A Critical Workforce Problem
The Inclusive Workplace Model
Conceptual Framework and Organization of the Book
Diversity Legislation Goes Global
The International Bill of Human Rights and Employment Rights
Importance and Influence of the Declaration of Human Rights
Implementation
Diversity-Related Employment Legislation
Broad Based Anti Discrimination Legislation
Practical Implications
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Global Anti-Discrimination and Equal Rights Legislation
Checklist Of Protections Offered By Select Number Of Countries
Discrimination, Equality and Fairness in Employment
Discrimination and Equality in Employment
Theoretical Perspectives of Discrimination and Affirmative Action
Social Policies and Affirmative/Positive Action Programs
The Public Debate over Affirmative and Positive Action Policies
Challenges for Business Practices
Global Demographic Trends - Martha Farnsworth Riche and Mich�l Mor Barak
International Population Trends
Trends in the Working-Age Population
Migration Trends
National Trends
Gender Diversity
Age Diversity
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Ability and Disability Diversity
Sexual Orientation Diversity
Socio-economic Transitions
The New Realities of the Global Workforce 121 Worker Migration
Socio-economic Transitions
The New Realities of the Global Workforce
Worker Migration
Migration of Employers
Implications for Diversity of Gender, Disability and Sexual Orientation
Educational Trends and Workforce Diversity
Defining Diversity in a Global Context
Workforce Diversity Defined
Toward a Global Definition of Diversity
Stereotypes and Prejudice
Dehumanization and Oppression
Employment-Related Discrimination
Vive la difference? Theoretical Perspectives on Diversity and Exclusion in the Workplace
Diversity and Exclusion: A Critical Workforce Problem
Theoretical Underpinnings of the Inclusion-Exclusion Construct
Research on Organizational Demography Documenting Exclusion
Social Psychological Theories on Diversity and Intergroup Relations
Culture and Communication in the Global Workplace
The Cultural Context for the Global Workplace
Cross-Cultural Communication
Effective Cross-Cultural Communication
Interpersonal Relationships in a Global Work Context
Cultural Styles and Relational Schemas
Diversity in Interpersonal Relationships
Interpersonal Relationships and Cross-cultural communication
Managing A Diverse Workforce In The Global Context-The Inclusive Workplace
Diversity Management
Defining Diversity Management
From Equal Rights Laws to Affirmative/Positive Action to Diversity Management
Diversity Management Paradigms
The Impetus for Implementing Diversity Management
Managing the Globalize Workforce Diversity
An Overview of the Inclusive Workplace Model
The Inclusive Workplace
(Diversity Within the Work Organization)Inclusive Policies and Practices
Obstacles and Benefits of Implementing the Inclusive Approach
Case Illustration
Inclusion and diversity within work organizations -Denny''s, Inc
The Inclusive Workplace
(Inclusion through Corporate-Community Collaborations)Inclusive Policies and Practices
Obstacles and Benefits of Implementing the Inclusive Approach
Case Illustration
Inclusion and Corporate-Community Collaboration
Inclusion and corporate-community relations - Unilever Inc
The Inclusive Workplace
(Inclusion through State/National Collaborations)Inclusive Policies and Practices
Obstacles and Benefits of Implementing the Inclusive Approach
Inclusion of Distadvantaged
Groups at the National/State Level
The Eures
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