Building a house for diversity: how a fable about a giraffe & elephant offers new strategies for today's workforce
"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."
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|Grouping Author||thomas r roosevelt|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-06-14 04:37:22AM|
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|auth_author2||Woodruff, Marjorie I.|
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|record_details||ils:a153269|Book|Books||English|AMACOM,|c1999.|xxii, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Diversity in the workplace|
|title_display||Building a house for diversity : how a fable about a giraffe & elephant offers new strategies for today's workforce|
|title_full||Building a house for diversity : how a fable about a giraffe & elephant offers new strategies for today's workforce / R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. ; with Marjorie I. Woodruff|
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