Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2014) has just been published as the newest volume in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology‘s Professional Practice Series. This new and unique work, edited by Bernardo M. Ferdman and Barbara Deane and incorporating 23 chapters by 34 authors, provides a fresh, research-based understanding of diversity in the workplace. The volume specifically focuses on inclusion and its practice: what it is, why it matters, how to create and foster it, and how to understand and addresses its challenges and complexities.
With a solid grounding in theory, research, and practice, the editors and chapter authors provide detailed information about the applied practice of inclusion at the individual, group, and organizational levels. This volume will be of interest to diversity and organization development practitioners, to organizational leaders and managers, and to HR specialists, organizational psychologists, management scholars, and students, as well as anyone interested in deepening their understanding of how best to frame, design, and implement inclusion initiatives in organizations and to support individuals in developing competencies for inclusion.
In Chapter 1, “The Practice of Inclusion in Diverse Organizations: Toward a Systemic and Inclusive Framework,” Ferdman provides a thorough introduction to and overview of the concept and practice of inclusion, laying the foundation for the rest of the volume’s rich and informative chapters. Chapter authors, all topic experts, range from internal and external change agents to diversity scholars. Together, they provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on diversity and inclusion available to date.
For more information on the volume, including the full table of contents, purchasing information, and links to free downloads of the Table of Contents and Chapter 1, visit http://practiceofinclusion.com.
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