Building a House for Diversity
How a Fable About a Giraffe and an Elephant Offers New Strategies for Today's Workforce
On Sale: 09/06/2022
Building a House for Diversity begins with a short fable about how a friendship between two animals is threatened when the house built for a tall, skinny giraffe cannot accommodate a broad, bulky elephant.
About the Book
"What could an elephant and a giraffe teach people about working together? Some very important lessons, it seems, about the complex--and critically important--issues of dealing with diversity in the workforce. Building a House for Diversity begins with a short fable about how a friendship between the two animals is threatened when the house built for a tall, skinny giraffe cannot accommodate his invited guest, a broad, bulky elephant. Using this story as a vivid metaphor for the difficult issues inherent in diversity, the book goes on to demonstrate how managing diversity can be seen as a set of skills that anyone can learn and use. In a way that makes diversity management ""up close and personal,"" Building a House for Diversity offers compelling, real-life stories of individual experiences at work. It includes: * The perspective of both ""insiders"" (usually white males) and ""outsiders"" (usually minorities or women) * Insightful commentary illuminating what these experiences tell us about the challenges and opportunities of diversity * A particularly interesting segment on Phil Jackson, legendary Chicago Bulls coach, and how he dealt with diversity issues in his relationships to Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippin, and others * Hands-on guidance to help readers become ""diversity mature"" and take personal responsibility for their attitudes and actions. Throughout, the book reflects the seminal thinking of R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., a pioneer in articulating the concepts of managing diversity. In this book, he has produced his most creative and practical approach to this continuing challenge."
- ISBN: 9781400232413
- ISBN 10: 1400232414
- On Sale: 09/06/2022
- Pages: 276
- List Price: $19.99
- Trim Size: 152.000mm x 229.000mm x 0.000mm
- Category 1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business
- Category 2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture