Towards Inclusive Organizations

Author: Sabine Otten
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317909704
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Towards Inclusive Organizations from the Author: Sabine Otten. Diversity arising from the mixing of peoples from different cultural backgrounds has long been an issue in nations such as the United States and Australia, and in recent decades, European nations have reached unprecedented levels of cultural diversity due to increased migration. This phenomenon of increasing cultural diversity at the national level sets the context for current social science research on the consequences of diversity for social integration, institutional functioning, and interpersonal relationships. This book reviews theory and research in social and organizational psychology on the management of diversity in work organizations. The book shows how diversity management takes place across multiple levels: at a national level, at an organizational level, between work groups and teams, in interpersonal relations, and at the level of individual experiences. Each chapter summarizes relevant empirical research, and considers how the dynamics of workgroup relations are likely to be affected by cultural differences among group members. The contributors also describe the variables which organizational leadership should be sensitive to in designing and implementing policies and practices for inclusive organizations. Towards Inclusive Organizations will be essential reading for researchers and advanced students in social and organizational psychology.

Disability International Development

Author: Malcolm MacLachlan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387938400
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Disability International Development from the Author: Malcolm MacLachlan. One of the greatest challenges facing modern global health is how to include the most marginalized and impoverished people in international efforts to promote social and economic development. In Disability and International Development disability rights are situated within the broader context of global health and the need for much greater inter-sector collaboration. Reports from a broad cross-section of low- and middle-income countries—locales as diverse as Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, and Papua New Guinea—move beyond surface discussions of "what is working" and "what shows promise" to discuss political and governance contexts, the roles of disabled persons in research by outsiders, concurrent struggles (e.g., women’s or children’s rights), and instructive inroads made by community activists and national Disabled People’s Organizations. The results are provocative, and offer new lenses for viewing both the issues and the populations they affect. Each of the book’s chapters spotlights a topic as representative of the enormity and immediacy of challenges to inclusive global health, including: The impact of international human rights law on domestic law and local traditions. The effect of failed states on the lives of people with disabilities. Empowerment and advocacy: disability organizations and movements. HIV/AIDS interventions with disabled persons. Assistive technologies in low-income countries. Strategies for improving the lives of children with disabilities. Cross-disciplinary as well as cross-cultural, Disability and International Development will attract a wide audience of professionals in rehabilitation, social welfare and human rights; governmental and non-governmental organizations and disabled people’s organizations; researchers and practitioners. It will also be relevant to those working in health and welfare administration, health policy, international aid and development, and human rights. In addition, graduate students in disability studies, public and global health and international development should find this an important guide to the future of these fields.

Managing Diversity

Author: Michalle E. Mor Barak
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483386147
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Managing Diversity from the Author: Michalle E. Mor Barak. Winner of the George R. Terry Book Award from Academy of Management and the Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine Successful management of our increasingly diverse workforce is one of the most important challenges facing organizations today. In the Fourth Edition of her award-winning text, Managing Diversity, author Michàlle E. Mor Barak argues that inclusion is the key to unleashing the potential embedded in a multicultural workforce. This thoroughly updated new edition includes the latest research, statistics, policy, and case examples. A new chapter on inclusive leadership explores the diversity paradox and unpacks how leaders can leverage diversity to increase innovation and creativity for competitive advantage. A new chapter devoted to “Practical Steps for Creating an Inclusive Workplace” presents a four-stage intervention and implementation model with accompanying scales that can been used to assess inclusion in the workplace, making this the most practical edition ever.

Open Innovation

Author: Arthur B. Markman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199374449
Size: 55.51 MB
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Open Innovation from the Author: Arthur B. Markman. The traditional structures of business and the workplace have changed drastically in recent years. In response, companies have continuously worked to improve their ability to generate new ideas and bring them to market by removing the common constraints on the processes of innovation. This movement of open innovation in the workforce necessitates improvements in the arenas of idea generation, evaluation, funding, and the presentation of these ideas to the marketplace in new and exciting ways. Edited by Arthur B. Markman, Open Innovation: Academic and Practical Perspectives on the Journey from Idea to Market brings together the latest scholarship on these elements with tried-and-true stories of successful applications in real-world settings. Authors explore a variety of new methods for improving idea development and processes, making this book an invaluable resource for readers as they learn how to create a supportive ecosystem for their employees and co-workers.

State Health Insurance Market Reform

Author: Alan C. Monheit
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415700351
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State Health Insurance Market Reform from the Author: Alan C. Monheit. In this volume, leading American health economists provide a critical assessment of the current state of knowledge of insurance market reform that is accessible to both policy-makers and researchers.

Inclusive Organizational Transformation

Author: Dr Rica Viljoen
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472423011
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Inclusive Organizational Transformation from the Author: Dr Rica Viljoen. In Inclusive Organizational Transformation, Dr Rica Viljoen acknowledges that diversity of thought presents both gifts and challenges to leadership in multi-national organizations. Here, Inclusivity is positioned as a radical transformational methodology with the purpose of unleashing the benefits of engagement and diversity of thought. Case studies from Ghana, South Africa, Australia, Peru and Tanzania are included and insights gained from the dynamics observed are shared. A synthesis of Inclusivity is presented in a model, meta-insights are derived and the prerequisites for Inclusivity on individual, group and organizational domain are illustrated.

Gender Race And Ethnicity In The Workplace Management Gender And Ethnicity In The United States

Author: Margaret Foegen Karsten
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275988036
Size: 66.87 MB
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Gender Race And Ethnicity In The Workplace Management Gender And Ethnicity In The United States from the Author: Margaret Foegen Karsten. Over three dozen authors tackle the hot-button issues of race, gender, and ethnicity in the workplace, shedding new light on the complex dynamics of diversity in business, and highlighting emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges.

Jerusalem On The Amur

Author: Henry Felix Srebrnik
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773577815
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Jerusalem On The Amur from the Author: Henry Felix Srebrnik. The Canadian Jewish Communist movement, an influential ideological voice within the Canadian left, played a major role in the politics of Jewish communities in cities such as Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg, as well as many smaller centres, between the 1920s and the 1950s. Jerusalem on the Amur looks at the interlocking group of left-wing Jewish organizations that shared the political views of the Canadian Communist Party and were vocal proponents of policies perceived as beneficial to the Jewish working class. Focusing on the Association for Jewish Colonization in Russia, known by its transliterated acronym as the ICOR, and the Canadian Ambijan Committee, Henry Srebrnik uses Yiddish-language books, newspapers, pamphlets, and other materials to trace the ideological and material support provided by the Canadian Jewish Communist movement to Birobidzhan.