Recommended Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Articles, Speakers, Books, and Subject Matter Experts
We recommend these resources for insight and perspective into diversity, inclusion, and intercultural communications competence as a way to create meaningful business results.
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Diversity and inclusion articles and interviews
Our perspective on Business-Aligned® diversity & inclusion
MDB Group's D&I Application Notes
Speaker and Subject Matter Expert:
Peter Bye is available as a speaker and commentator about diversity and inclusion for keynote addresses, seminars, workshops, master's classes, and other speaking services. Mr. Bye is the President of MDB Group and the former Corporate Diversity Director of AT&T. He has been recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a global thought leader in the field of D&I and is a past member of the SHRM Workplace Diversity Special Expertise Panel.
David A. Thomas and Robin J. Ely, Making Differences Matter: A New Paradigm for Managing Diversity, Harvard Business Review, September-October 1996, pp. 79-90.
David A. Thomas and Robin J. Ely, Cultural Diversity at Work: The Effects of Diversity Perspectives on Work Group Processes and Outcomes, Administrative Science Quarterly, 46 (2001), pp. 229-273.
David A. Thomas, Diversity as Strategy, Harvard Business Review, September 2004, pp. 98-108
Stella Ting-Toomey, Communicating Across Cultures, 1999, The Guilford Press, ISBN 1-57230-445-6.
Milton J. Bennett, Editor, Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Selected Readings, 1998, Intercultural Press, ISBN 1-877864-62-5.
Geert Hofstede and Gert Jan Hofstede, Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, Second Edition, 2005, McGraw-Hill , ISBN 0-07-143959-5.
Taylor Cox, Jr., Cultural Diversity in Organizations: Theory, Research and Practice, 1993, San Francisco: Berrett-Kochler Publishers. ISBN 1-881052-19-2.
Marilyn Loden and Judy B. Rosener, Workforce America! Managing Employee Diversity as a Vital Resource., 1991, Chicago: Irwin Professional Publishing. ISBN 1-55623-386-8.
Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner, Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-7863-1125-8.
Gardenswartz and Rowe, Diverse Teams at Work: Capitalizing on the Power of Diversity, 1996 McGraw Hill Publishers.
R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., Redefining Diversity, 1996, New York: AMACOM Publishers.
R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. with Marjorie I. Woodruff, Building a House for Diversity: How a Fable about a Giraffe and an Elephant Offers New Strategies for Today's Workforce, 1999, New York: AMACOM Publishers.
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MDB Group Business-Aligned® D&I Solutions
D&I Application Note (PDF): Grow Your Organization through Business-Aligned® D&I Planning
Spotlight on Building Inclusion
Almost all organizations say they want a more-inclusive workplace. Some can define what this looks like. Very few organizations achieve anything close to “full inclusion". Why? It takes a change in mindset about diversity and cultural difference.
Growing an organization and its business through full inclusion typically demands some mix of the PICAS factors (Productivity, Innovation, Creativity, Agility, and Safety). Full inclusion requires cultural and behavioral change from the CEO to the newest employee. To learn more visit these pages:
Spotlight on D&I
Business-Aligned® diversity and inclusion are about growing your organization's business success in our increasingly diverse and complex society. Our Business-Aligned D&I planning process applies a workforce and workplace "lens" to your key business objectives, to create the workforce and workplace that will grow your organization and help ensure your sustained business success.
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