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Diversity in the Workplace Essentials You Always Wanted To Know

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  • Identity
  • Historical influence
  • Organizational Culture
  • Systemic Change
  • Equity v/s Equality




Diversity in the Workplace_... by Vibrant Publishers

Bibliographic Details

Pages: 290 pages

Paperback (ISBN): 9781636511122

eBook (ISBN): 9781636511139

Hardback (Color): 9781636511146

Trim Size: 5.5” x 8.5”

Category: Business & Economics

Author: Jaquina Gilbert


A multi-perspective view of diversity and inclusion in the 21st-century workplace

Diversity in the Workplace Essentials is key to understanding how organizations can leverage and embrace talent from diverse backgrounds and create an inclusive organizational culture. For some, there is a clear correlation between the success of an organization and the diversity it embraces. For others, merely hearing the word “diversity” feels like an imposed “buzzword” that makes people antsy about how to get along at work.

Talk about diversity! This book bridges the two perceptions. It discusses the historical influence of diversityin the workplace and explains challenging concepts to broaden diversity literacy. Professionals gain deeper insight into workplace impacts that may have traditionally been overlooked, disregarded, or misunderstood.

The book does not shy away from difficult topics that many organizations encounter. Instead, it teaches that diversity and inclusion are about progress, not punishment. To recognize, respond to, and nurture diversity within individuals that often impact our workplace, we have to first understand the importance that diversity has holistically.

After reading this book, you will understand:

  • The definition of DE&I
  • How diversity influences the workplace
  • The historical significance of diversity
  • How organizations can best embrace diversity
  • The difference between equity and equality
  • How to leverage and embrace diverse talent

About the Author

Jaquina Gilbert has over 20 years of Human Resources experience in multiple disciplines and holds both SHRM and PHR certifications. She has authoredseveral booksand has written HR-related content for business owners, authors, and professionals in various industries. Jaquina received a BBA in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior from the University of North Texas in Denton, and an MS in Human Resource Training and Development from Amberton University.

About the Series

The Self-Learning Management Series is designed to help students, new managers, career switchers, and entrepreneurs learn essential management lessons and covers every aspect of business, from HR to Finance to Marketing to Operations across any and every industry. Each book includes basic fundamentals, important concepts, and standard and well-known principles as well as practical ways of application of the subject matter.

Editorial Reviews

This book is an interesting piece of work that comprehensively covers all the necessary aspects of diversity. It is a blueprint that can make any organization successful with chapters on diversity, equity, inclusion, and retaining integrity of identity.

- Ms. Jyoti Kukreja, Assistant Professor, JIMS Kalkaji, Delhi

This is a book that encompasses a lot of key information in an accessible way. The points are organized well. The values of diversity are clearly expressed, with a detailed explanation of its history and background. I recommend this book for school libraries as a faculty reference material and for students' research projects. The context is well thought through and accessible to people belonging to different groups.

- Abby Ahlers, Librarian/Media Specialist, Village Christian School


Diversity in the Workplace Essentials You Always Wanted to Know is a great and in-depth book showing a step-by-step view how leaders must sincerely value a variety of opinions, and how organizational culture must encourage openness and make workers feel valued. For any organization that is looking to understand how Diversity in the Workplace looks and feels, I highly recommend this once in a lifetime book gem.

- Dr. Denean Robinson , Adjunct Faculty Member at University of Maryland Baltimore County


The topic is fascinating and a crucial issue in HRM these days. The chapters are written in an orderly manner. Everything looks good to me.

- Fariba Azizzadeh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Department of Management, Piranshahr (Urmia), Iran


The book well conceptualizes diversity in the workplace. In my opinion, the book is well structured, and the author has systematically and lucidly unveiled varied theoretical concepts which impact diversity. The book will help students and readers develop the understanding of the varied effects of diversity at the individual, group, and organizational levels. It is also interesting to see that the book well addresses contemporary matters like the discussion around bias in artificial intelligence.

- Prof. Biju Varkkey, Human Resource Management Area, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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