The Inclusion Dividend

Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off

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Print | 978-1-937134-40-2 | $34.95
eBook | 978-1-937134-41-9 | $24.99
6 x 9 hardcover | 256 pages
May 21, 2013

The Inclusion Dividend

Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off

In today’s increasingly diverse, global, interconnected business world, diversity and inclusion (D&I) is no longer just “the right thing to do,” it is a core to leadership competency and central to the success of business. Working effectively across differences such as gender, culture, generation, race, and sexual orientation not only leads to a more productive, innovative corporate culture, but also to better engagement with customers and clients. The Inclusion Dividend provides a framework to tap the bottom line impact that results from an inclusive culture. Most leaders have the intent to be inclusive, but translating that intent into a truly inclusive outcome with employees, customers, and other stakeholders requires a focused change effort. The authors explain that challenge and provide straightforward advice on how to achieve the kind of meritocracy that will result in a tangible dividend and move companies ahead of their competition.

Here, consultants Kaplan and Donovan provide a textbook approach to the ‘diversity and inclusion’ topic, down to key takeaways and discussion exercises… Real world examples, like the fact that Facebook only recently added a female executive to its board or H&M’s misguided use of ‘all blond mannequins in its Thirty-Fourth Street store and all brunettes in its Harlem store,’ enrich the argument… it’s rare to find a business book that so soundly hits the zeitgeist while also capably applying the best social sciences research to an important topic.

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