• September 18, 2018
  • Business & Economics
  • USD $22.95
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN-13: 9781626345065
  • Trim: 5.5in × 8.5in

Women, Minorities, and Other Extraordinary People

The New Path for Workforce Diversity

Barbara B. Adams PsyD
Diverse, inclusive organizations have a distinct business advantage over other organizations. They innovate faster, outperform other companies, and even produce higher financial returns. Workforce diversity, as a business strategy, drives success and can transform a company.

But inclusive diversity is difficult to attain, and honestly, about more than just economic benefit. People are looking for guidance on how to do this vital work. Companies that want greater diversity inevitably find that they come up against culture and obstacles they are ill-equipped to handle. When the way we’ve done business no longer represents the kinds of organizations we want to be, how do we step out of our old models and mindsets?

This book is for anyone who wants change in the workplace and knows their companies could do more and be more. It’s for business leaders, hiring managers, human resources, all those within an organization who believe things can be done differently.

In this book, Dr. Adams lays out clear, actionable steps readers can take to develop sustainably diverse and inclusive workplaces. As an organizational psychologist who’s been helping companies create measurable change for over 20 years, she offers tangible solutions to complex issues that will enable companies to walk a new path of diversity and inclusion, heightening their performance and success.

Barbara Adams is Founder and Chief Learning Officer at GAR (Gender, Age, and Race) Diversity Consulting, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology degree in Organizational Development. Dr. Adams is a former director in the National Diversity & Inclusion office at Kaiser Permanente (KP), the largest nonprofit, integrated healthcare system in the United States, consistently ranked among the top five performers in the DiversityInc Top 50 annual survey. Before KP, Dr. Adams spent over a decade in global management and technology consulting with American Management Systems (now CGI). She can be reached at drbarbadams.com.