Managing Diversity (Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges)
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Many organizations encourage diversity because providing equal opportunity for everyone is the right thing to do. A diverse workforce can also yield such important competitive advantages as a higher level of profitable innovation, a better understanding of market opportunities, and stronger employee productivity and commitment.
But as people with different backgrounds, beliefs, and values interact in the workplace, conflicts can arise. How can you foster diversity on your team and surmount the challenges that can come with it? This book teaches managers how to:
- Recruit a diverse team
- Foster an inclusive environment by replacing common misconceptions with facts
- Handle diversity-related conflict
- Tap the business value generated by the team's diversity
Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (January 13, 2009)