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Diversity Beyond Tokenism

Diversity Beyond Tokenism
Why Being Politically Correct Doesn’t Help Anyone

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July 2021 | 308 pages | SAGE Response
Beyond the standard black and white clichés of tokenism, this one-of-its-kind book echoes the mantra of today’s contemporary workplace. Breaking down the biases and the myths, this book advocates that diversity should be a conscious business choice and not just a politically correct mandate to follow. For those who wish to pursue the diversity agenda, this book will make them consider diversity from a much deeper lens and implement it in a manner that will enable business, instead of just a good-to-do initiative.
Foreword by Sairee Chahal
Foreword by Ravi Venkatesan
An Ideological Echo Chamber
Does Diversity Really Help Business?
Dissent and Diversity
Discrimination and Diversity
Equal, Not Same
Women in Senior Management
Bias Is Pervasive
Beyond Tolerance
Rewiring for Diversity

I have two terms for this book—‘politically respectful’ and ‘refreshingly honest’. Diversity beyond Tokenism portrays the most original aspects of diversity and its practices at workplaces. It is as insightful as it is addictive. It pushes our capability to see, feel and comprehend issues around D&I like never before.

Saurabh Nigam
CHRO, Omidyar Network India

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ISBN: 9789391370633