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Title Managing diversity in the military : the value of inclusion in a culture of uniformity / edited by Daniel P. McDonald and Kizzy M. Parks
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 271 pages) : illustrations
Series Cass military studies
Cass military studies.
Contents Introduction and chapter integration / Kizzy M. Parks and Daniel P. McDonald -- Reframing the diversity discussion: the need for internal dialogue / Brenda J. Sherrer -- Diversity policies across the Department of Defense / Christina L. Stevens -- 2K10 and beyond: diversity, inclusion, and respect for others in the US culture / William Gary McGuire -- Leading across diversity / Renée Yuengling -- Lessons learned on diversity across military organizations / Grazia Scoppio -- Getting to "ground truth" in the military: conducting diversity assessments / Brian Alejandro Sandoval and Renée Yuengling -- Status, power, and diversity in the military / Jeffrey W. Lucas and David R. Segal -- Diversity and inclusion: an equal opportunity practitioner's perspective / Gregory Jenkins -- Generational diversity: removing barriers to building bridges / Patrice Reid -- Exploring the management of religious diversity within the US military / Charlotte E. Hunter and Lyman M. Smith -- Wounded warriors: an inclusive culture for all in the workplace / Lyndsay S. Baines [and others] -- LGB and possible challenges that will happen now that "don't ask don't tell" has been repealed / J. Goosby Smith, Katherine A. Miller, and Mandy McBain -- A new angle on the US military's emphasis on developing cross-cultural competence: connecting in-ranks' cultural diversity to cross-cultural competence / Remi M. Hajjar
Summary "This edited book examines the management of diversity and inclusion in the military. Owing to the rise of asymmetric warfare, a shift in demographics and labor shortfalls, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has prioritized diversity and inclusion in its workforce management philosophy. In pursuing this objective, it must ensure the attractiveness of a military career by providing an inclusive environment for all personnel (active and reserve military, civilian, and contractors) to reach their potential and maximize their contributions to the organization. Research and practice alike provide substantial evidence of the benefits associated with diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Diversity and inclusion programs are more strategic in focus than equal opportunity programs and strive to capitalize on the strengths of the workforce, while minimizing the weaknesses that inhibit optimal organizational performance. This new book provides vital clarification on these distinct concepts, in addition to offering concrete best practices for the successful management of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Written by scholars and practitioners, each chapter addresses major areas, raises crucial issues, and comments on future trends concerning diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The book will be of great interest to students of military studies, war and conflict studies, business management/HRM, psychology and politics in general, as well as to military professionals and leaders"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 262) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Armed Forces -- Minorities
Armed Forces (United States)
Diversity in the workplace -- United States.
Armed Forces -- Personnel management.
Diversity in the workplace.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Personnel management.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author McDonald, Daniel P.
Parks, Kizzy M.
ISBN 0203606922