- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Kogan Page; 1 edition (3 Feb. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0749471298
- ISBN-13: 978-0749471293
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Inclusion Imperative: How Real Inclusion Creates Better Business and Builds Better Societies Paperback – 3 Feb 2014
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"Phenomenal - I have never seen such a holistic, strategic and effective mandate for organisational change" (Iris Bohnet, Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School)
"One more sceptic converted, one more step to real inclusion, one step closer to improving the state of the world. I implore any senior executive who cares about wider society to read this book" (Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum)
"This is the book on diversity we've all been waiting for. The fact it has never been undertaken before is an indictment on business. The fact it now can be applied, offers me hope." (Lord Paul Deighton, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and former CEO, London 2012)
"The Inclusion Imperative has opened up a whole new way of thinking about how we work together in the modern world. We are using it as a guidebook for how to organize large projects here in Minnesota, like our plans to host the 2023 World's Fair EXPO, in ways that change the communities they touch for the better. It is inspiring because it is based on the actual experience of one of the largest and most successful global projects ever undertaken and it is so helpful by giving specific ideas, advice, and suggestions applicable to all of the challenges we face- no matter how small or large." (Mark Ritchie, Former Secretary of State, Minnesota)
"The Inclusion Imperative has something for everyone. For executive leaders or those new to the Diversity and Inclusion profession, it is a definite read, especially those in the business/corporate sector. Frost's reporting of data and research helps anyone who is working on developing an inclusion strategy. For those like myself, who are from the higher education sector, the book adds to the chorus and volumes of diversity research that is decades old; however, Frost frames diversity and inclusion in new, compelling ways that can aid our mandates and give it new life. Overall, I highly recommend the book." (Institutional Diversity Blog)
First non-academic publication to present a new kind of diversity and inclusion strategy based on rigorous testing and the latest research.
Utilizes the unique, untold social legacy back-story of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games to propose a groundbreaking new model that will help organizations deliver improved employee recruitment and retention, enhanced productivity and better decision-making.
Author has a strong international profile; as Vice President (Diversity) of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development he has access to the 130,000 members of CIPD worldwide and writes in their monthly magazine.
Forward by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and a long list of high profile endorsers, including: Henrique Gonzalez, HR Director, Rio 2016; Xavier Gonzalez, Chief Executive, International Paralympic Committee; Klaus Schwab, Founder, World Economic Forum; Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
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However, what the book taught me about "D&I" has permanently altered how I think about business. Mr. Frost illustrates in significant detail how business processes were redesigned from the ground up to foster diversity at the most fundamental level, in stark contrast to the manner in which I believe most people assume it must be done, as more of a post-hoc intervention applied to more conventional processes. Furthermore, he demonstrates how this can be accomplished in a way that aligns with and furthers the business objectives of the organization, rather than hindering them as a sort of extra cost -- again, not what one would expect.
The casual reader can definitely enjoy this book; but the professional reader is bound to discover much food for thought here, in enough detail to inspire more concrete ideas of how to apply these methods to one's own organization.
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This is essential reading for all senior execs and anyone with an interest in how inclusion makes businesses more effective, innovative, competitive and just plain better. Read morePublished on 27 Mar. 2014 by S. Girdler
“The Inclusion Imperative” by Stephen Frost.
This book begins with clarity, develops its arguments lucidly and ends trenchantly: it is a “good read”—and a necessary one. Read more
Stephen Frost's wonderful storytelling capabilities relays the many challenges of diversity and inclusion. Read morePublished on 11 Mar. 2014 by Dr. Sylvana Storey
With all the useless polemics about diversity, finally, here's a book that maintains the nobility of the imperative, while making the irrefutable organizational argument for what... Read morePublished on 11 Mar. 2014 by Marty Linsky
Both story and learning guide, this book is an inspiring case for diversity and inclusion in business. Useful for anyone who wants to explain the rationale behind this approach.Published on 24 Feb. 2014 by Amazon Customer
I have learned so much from this book and in particular the move from diversity to inclusion. I was looking forward to reading this because I was lucky enough to attend one of... Read morePublished on 12 Feb. 2014 by Kevin - London
With the biggest show on earth being organised in London, it's quite amazing how LOCOG decided to do something different and not just pursue the safe route. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2014 by Pedro Dias Ferreira
If you weren't sure what value this could add to your business, then this is the book you need to read. Well written, and clearly and simply stated.Published on 7 Feb. 2014 by Ken Owen
Stephen Frost writes with honestly, humour and clarity about the urgent necessity of expanding inclusivity in our workplaces, based partly on his experience working as Head of... Read morePublished on 5 Feb. 2014 by M. D. Flecknoe