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The Power of Difference

Where the Complexities of Diversity and Inclusion Meet Practical Solutions

Use this practical guide from a leading voice in diversity and inclusion to understand how to hire for and combine difference in employees to build the diverse team that the organization needs to succeed.
EAN: 9781398601543
Edition: 1
Format: 234x156
264 pages

About the book

The Power of Difference explores the complexities and difficulties that people involved in diversity are dealing with every day, offering insight, analysis and practical solutions. Whether you are an HR professional, a manager, CEO or just engaged with social change and the crucial need to open up the greatest opportunities for all, this book is a must-read.

Weaving together his own experience in creating change with the latest research and examples from work with clients, the author brings clarity and wit to the task of combining difference to create real diversity and how to hear all voices in order to create true inclusion. The Power of Difference explores why diversity is about change not just good intentions; why inclusion is not just about being nice to people; why unconscious bias training isn't the fix we need; why we need to design out the bias; and what combination of difference is needed for a team to achieve its goals. It shows how for innovation and diversity to flourish, we have to create spaces that are safe for disagreement, not from disagreement. Written in an engaging yet practical style, this book courageously tackles some of the most significant issues at work today.

About the authors

Simon Fanshawe, OBE is a co-founder of Stonewall, the largest LGBT rights organization in Europe. Based in Brighton, UK, he is a frequent speaker, writer and broadcaster on diversity and equality issues. His company Diversity by Design works with public, private and third sector companies to bring about meaningful change in their diversity and inclusion. Formerly Chair of Sussex University he is now the Chair of the board of Hexagon Housing Association and a board member of POWERful Women. He was awarded the OBE in 2013 and in 1989 won the Perrier Award for comedy.

Simon Fanshawe has written the most compelling book on diversity I've ever read...beautifully written and full of narrative power, The Power of Difference weaves together the author's personal experiences, insights from research, and remarkable stories of others' journeys to show both how to build genuine inclusion and why it matters so very much in our multicultural world and to the success of organisations

Amy C Edmondson, Professor, Harvard Business School and author of The Fearless Organization