Diversity Managers: Angels of Mercy or Barbarians at the Gate

An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Relationship between Diversity Management and Organizational Effectiveness

by Dr. Shelton J. Goode



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/29/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781491720912
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781491720905
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781491720899

About the Book

Diversity managers who want to integrate cost-effective, battle-tested initiatives don’t have enough tools and resources to identify and apply best practices to actual work situations. These programs demand time, energy, and money—and the empirical evidence about outcomes is limited. The few studies out there contradict each other, which can make it nearly impossible to determine what practices to implement.

Dr. Shelton J. Goode, who has spent more than twenty years as a diversity and human resource management professional, cuts through the clutter to help you locate strengths and weaknesses in your diversity strategy. You can learn how to

•benchmark organizational efforts against the actions other companies have taken to manage diversity;

•identify outdated paradigms and misguided diversity management initiatives that have prevented others from capitalizing on talent embedded within the ranks; and

•judge where past efforts have yielded success and which initiatives require a new approach.

Despite the importance of linking diversity to the organization’s bottom line, there has been no single, comprehensive resource that employees could turn to for guidance—until now! Business leaders at every level can find best practices to achieve organizational goals in Diversity Managers: Angels of Mercy or Barbarians at the Gate.

About the Author

Dr. Shelton J. Goode, a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Academy, also earned a doctorate in public administration from the University of Alabama. He is a corporate diversity leader and has spent more than twenty years in diversity and human resource management. The author of So You Think You Can Teach: A Guide for the New College Professor on How to Teach Adult Learners, Dr. Goode works and lives in the Philadelphia area.