For the first time ever, managers have a tool that will enable them to effectively tackle the controversial, and sometimes explosive issues surrounding sexual orientation in the workplace. Cultivated from Bob Powers' 25 years business experience with some of the world's finest organizations, "A Manager's Guide to Sexual Orientation in the Workplace" provides managers with the knowledge, skills and resources to foster higher productivity and performace through an all-inclusive work environment.
In "Part I," managers are introduced to fifteen workers who relate their remarkable life histories about being gay, lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual in the workplace. Through real-life situations from corporate America, managers gain knowledge of sexuality issues that influence co-workers, employees, bosses and customers alike.
In "Part II," managers learn how to select diversity-sensitive employees, define their responsibilities in the workplace, set performance expectations, provide feedback and recognition, and reward success to cultivate the open and inclusive work environment. As workers shift their energies away from "hiding" their sexual orientation, workplace productivity increases to achieve and exceed goals and objectives.
In Part III, managers develop strategies to effectively communicate the company message of inclusion and openness in the workplace. Features include:
"101 Ways to Make the Workplace More Inclusive"
A sample diversity policy to foster a productive work environment for diverse groups of employees
A resource guide of community organizations, consultants, speakers bureaus and outrach programs in the US and Canada
A complete bibliography of source material
In this easy-to-read guide, CEOs, human resource directors, and staff managers alike will find the best resource available to successfully manage sexual orientation issues in the workplace and create a highly productive workforce to gain the competitive edge
"'...down in the trenches at many companies, unfamilar lifestyles are being demystified at lunch, over coffee and in meetings. Mere familiarity begins to change perceptions. Until recently, most Americans couldn't say the words 'gay' and 'lesbian' without thinking something weird was coming out of their mouths, ' said Bob Powers, a diversity consultant in San Francisco.."
-"New York Times, Sunday, June 13, 1993
""A Manager's Guide is a clear, readable handbook that achieves its stated goal. Those who do not already appreciate the need to foster an inclusive environment for gay and lesbian employees will be touched by the many personal narratives that are presented."
-"Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
"The first book to demonstrate the impact diversity has on productivity and preformance. "A Manager's Guide is essential reading for smart managers and a shrewd investment.."
-"W.E. Downing, Executive Vice President-Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Pacific Telesis Group
"Unlike any other book, "A Manager's Guide answers the kind of questions people are afraid to ask. This is a stunning achievement!."
-"Rand Rosenberg, Managing Director-Head of Global Telecommunications, Salomon Brothers Inc.
""A Manger's Guide will change the way organizations look at sexual orientation in the workforce. This book is a huge contribution to businesses, large and small.."
-"Forrest Miller, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Bell Directory