Achieving true diversity in organizations has been a goal for more than a quarter century, yet companies struggle to create an inclusion work place. In ReInventing Diversity, Howard Ross, one of America’s leading diversity experts, explains why most diversity programs fail – and how we can make them work.
In this inspiring guide, Ross presents interviews, personal stories, statistics, and case studies that show that there is no quick fix, and no easy answer.
Acceptance needs to be become part of the culture of an organization, not just a mandated attitude, in order for people to not feel alienated because of their race, language, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or culture. Many prejudices are unconscious, and exclusions are often unintentional. Only through challenging our own preconceived notions about diversity can we build a productive and collaborative work environment in which all people thrive.
Howard J. Ross is Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross Inc. He is one of the nation’s leading diversity training consultants and nationally recognized expert on diversity, leadership, and organizational change.