Making Diversity Work 7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace

ISBN-10: 1427797137

ISBN-13: 9781427797131

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Sondra Thiederman

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Drawing from research and 25 years of experience in the field, diversity expert Dr. Sondra Thiederman dissects the problems surrounding diversity in the workplace and offers specific, straightforward strategies focused on creating individual change. Using real-life examples, practical tips, and exercises, she guides readers on a journey of self-discovery, intellectual awareness, and healing. nbsp; In this fully updated and revised edition, learn to:nbsp; * Function more effectively and feel more comfortable in a diverse workplace. * Identify and defeat biased attitudes. * Confront and minimize the fears that underlie biases.nbsp; * Overcomenbsp;diversity-related conflict. nbsp; Women or men, black or white, gay or straight, immigrant or native-born--everyone has prejudices.Making Diversity Workshifts the dialogue from blame to emphasis on the responsibility everyone shares to rid the workplace of bias. Dr. Thiederman delivers the prescription to defeat bias in the workplace in this definitive book for executives, managers, human resources professionals, and diversity practitioners.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 5/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Dr. Sondra Thiedermanis one of the nation’s leading experts on workplace diversity, cross-cultural business, and bias reduction. As President of Cross-Cultural Communications, a San Diego based training firm, Sondra has 25 years experience as a speaker, trainer, and author helping professionals in Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations, and dozens of associations find ways to successfully navigate our increasingly-diverse workplaces.Sondra has extensive media experience including mention in such national publications as theWall Street Journal, theNew York Times, theLos Angeles Times, andUSA Today. She is published in professional journals ranging fromT&DandReal Estate TodaytoAssociation Management, has written on diversity for the web site Monster.com, and is the author of four books including:Making Diversity Work: Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace;Profiting in America’s Multicultural Marketplace: How to Do Business Across Cultural Lines;Bridging Cultural Barriers for Corporate Success: How to Manage the Multicultural Workforce; and“Getting ‘Culture Smart’: Ten Strategies for Making Diversity Work.

Foreword
Foreword
Truth Be Told
The Basics of Bias
Bias Busting: It Can Be Done
"But Everybody Does It'
Bias Defined and Misdefined
The Vision Renewal Process
Step One: Become Mindful of Your Biases
Step Two: Put Your Biases Through Triage
Step Three: Identify the Secondary Gains of Your Biases
Step Four: Dissect Your Biases
Step Five: Identify Common Kinship Groups
Step Six: Shove Your Biases Aside
Step Seven: Fake It Till You Make It
Gateway Events: Entering Into Diversity Dialogue
The Benefits of Diversity Dialogue
Getting Diversity Fit
Cognitive Skills for Diversity Dialogue
Verbal Skills for Diversity Dialogue
Conclusion: Moment of Truth
Reader's Guide
Training Activities
Endnotes
Index
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