Endorsements for Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion
Bernardo Ferdman and Barbara Deane have accomplished a masterful job of organizing into a coherent whole the various practices, philosophies, and frameworks of the diversity and inclusion field. This book is a timely must-read for anyone interested in this important organizational and global challenge.
Price M. Cobbs, M.D., founder, Diversity Collegium; senior consultant, Executive Leadership Council; author of My American Life: From Rage to Entitlement and Cracking the Corporate Code: From Survival to Mastery.
That employees have a right to equal employment opportunities and fair workplace practices is now widely accepted. The new challenge—achieving inclusiveness—requires understanding and engaging the rich diversity of talent in modern organizations. This exceptional volume will be an invaluable, thought-provoking resource for anyone involved in designing, managing, and learning from initiatives to develop competencies that support individual, group and organizational inclusiveness. It's truly a "must-read."
Susan E. Jackson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University, and former President, Academy of Management
Diversity at Work is the most thorough treatment of what is required to create a diverse and inclusive workforce for the 21st century that I have read. This book is must reading for CEOs and general managers who truly want to leverage diversity as resource for learning, innovation, and high performance. -David A. Thomas, Ph.D., Dean and William R. Berkley Chair, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University; co-author, Breaking Through: The Making of Minority Executives in Corporate America
The complex world of work beckons a fresh, textured, and global look at diversity and inclusion and Ferdman, Deane, and their circle of distinguished contributors more than answer the call. This scholarly-based, practically-minded volume speaks to the challenges of organization leaders, HR managers, change specialists, and coaches who aspire to create unity in diversity.
Philip H. Mirvis, Ph.D., organizational psychologist; co-author, Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship; recipient of the Academy of Management’s 2013 Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award
Diversity and inclusion are commonsense values when trying to create a collaborative and creative workplace. But can organizations move beyond merely raising consciousness about these shared values to create exemplary workplaces? Ferdman and Deane have assembled a group of renowned experts who, in beautifully crafted chapters, provide guidelines for creating diverse organizations that truly matter.
Peter Salovey, Ph.D., President and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, Yale University
A powerful collection of insights into inclusion today. This book adds greatly to the body of knowledge and thinking about inclusion in the workplace--which has been our life work for over 30 years.
Frederick A. Miller & Judith H. Katz, Ed.D., co-authors: The Inclusion Breakthrough: Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity and Opening Doors to Teamwork and Collaboration: 4 Keys That Change Everything
Whether you are working to build systems that support inclusion, to enhance an organization’s collective ability to collaborate across diverse groups, or to lead in a more authentic and inclusive way, you will benefit from the deep knowledge, cutting-edge applications, and inspiration found in the pages of this remarkable volume. Many thanks to the diverse set of authors for sharing their wisdom and expertise.
Cynthia McCauley, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership, and former Editor, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice
This book combines the best from my library of pioneering work on diversity—accumulated over years as a diversity and inclusion practitioner in the public sector—with contemporary thought, research, and best practices into a very useful volume. Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion provides a practical road map for all types of organizations seeking research-based information and guidance on leadership, organization development, and change management focused on diversity and inclusion.
Joseph A. Cordero, Director, Office of Ethics and Compliance, County of San Diego.
This most needed study of the inherent linkage between diversity and inclusion and the organization development fields is a must read. If OD and D&I are to truly flourish and fulfill their promise, the silos between them must come down. This book will help break down those walls!
Steve Humerickhouse, Executive Director, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion
Diversity at Work offers an insightful and unique perspective on the strategic alignment between D&I and I-O. A must-read for leaders who want to understand both the academic background and practical D&I approaches to driving systemic change with your organization.
Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Founder, Dignity & Respect Campaign
Unique among books on diversity-related issues at work, this volume focuses specifically on the challenge of inclusion. Experts provide clear guidance on how to design and implement initiatives that will truly connect and engage diverse individuals in the workplace.
Ann Marie Ryan, Ph.D., Professor, Michigan State University, and past President, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Diversity at Work demonstrates the importance of inclusion in organizations, and highlights effective ways to make it real. This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in going beyond lip service to create workplaces that truly value diversity. -Adam Grant, Ph.D., Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and bestselling author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
This is a must-read book for those interested in both the science and practice of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Comprehensive and data informed, yet personal and practical. Perfect to jump start a discussion with the managers in your organization or for teaching a class to the managers of the future!
Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D., Provost/Executive Vice President and Professor of Psychology and of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington
Brilliant! Bernardo, Barbara, and the authors they have assembled deliver penetrating insight into today’s meaning of diversity and inclusion. Coming from the best in the industry this book is perfect for those who want to survive and thrive in a hyper-competitive global economy!
Manny Gonzalez, CEO, The National Society of Hispanic MBAs
This book succeeds not just in combining theory with practice but also in bringing together a variety of different approaches and disciplines. The writers are the best in the field and they refresh our knowledge whilst challenging our thinking. What more could you ask for?
Binna Kandola, Ph.D., OBE, Senior Partner, PearnKandola, and former Chair, Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society
This is an impressive volume that fills an important gap in the diversity and inclusion literature by bringing together research and practice. The contributors represent people from both academia and practice who have the depth of experience, insight, and credibility that make this volume especially valuable for both audiences.
Nancy DiTomaso, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Faculty and Research, Rutgers Business School—Newark and New Brunswick, New Jersey; author, The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality without Racism
Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion represents an important shift in thinking—from solving the problems associated with diversity in the workplace to looking at its benefits and how to capitalise on diversity as “an opportunity and a gift.” The book’s focus on inclusion practices makes concepts and theories practical for a wide range of readers—executives, managers, leaders, and employees would all benefit from reading it—in ways that will make a difference for both individuals and organisations, and its global perspective makes the contents relevant around the world.
Nene Molefi, CEO Mandate Molefi Consultants, Johannesburg, South Africa