Organizations need not sacrifice workplace diversity in the quest for positive global reputation and profit. On the contrary, attention to social identity "difference" in the workplace drives organizations in deep, far reaching and measurable ways. Practical and Theoretical Implications of Successfully Doing Difference in Organizations critically interrogates power and meanings of ""difference,"" suggests avenues for building theory about ""difference,"" and offers reasons why real commitment to diversity is needed; an endeavor that requires conscious and sustained effort. Donnalyn Pompper has spent over a decade teaching, researching, and publishing about social identity dimensions in the workplace and in media representations. She offers a multidisciplinary approach to considering social identity intersectionalities at work. This is a core stand-alone book for organizational communication, business/management, research methods, classes of advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a font of practical advice for organizations' managers. User-friendly chapters include applied sidebars, key term definitions, and questions for critical thinking and personal reflection.
Social identity and power in researcher-researched dynamics. Difference and social identity. Social identities are intersectional. Experiencing culture inside and outside organizations. Doing ethnicity in organizations. Creating space for gender difference at all organizational levels. Integrating sexual identities and workplace realities. Fearing age and aging fears at work. Examining social class difference in wider social milieu and at work. Enabling physical and mental ability difference at work. Considering faith and spirituality practices and worldviews in organizations. Managing diversity and closing thoughts. Foreword. Preface. Practical and Theoretical Implications of Successfully Doing Difference in Organizations. Index. References. International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Practical and Theoretical Implications of Successfully Doing Difference in Organizations. Copyright page. About the Author.