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Title Mentoring and diversity : an international perspective / [edited by] David Clutterbuck and Belle Rose Ragins.

Imprint Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002.


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Summary Organizations with a diverse workforce will have a leading edge in the New World economy. 'Mentoring and Diversity' illustrates the importance of mentoring as a proactive tool in diversity initiatives, and demonstrates how mentoring can be used to recruit, develop and retain a diverse and innovative workforce. This book brings together new and innovative perspectives on diversity and mentoring relationships within a variety of international settings. 'Mentoring and Diversity' provides a unique blend of research and practice, and is an indispensable guide for any company that seeks to develop a more diverse workforce. It will serve as a fundamental text for practitioners interested in developing effective mentoring programmes and for researchers seeking to understand these critical and complex relationships. Interviews, cases and qualitative data from a variety of international settings are used to support the models and theries developed in the text. These cases illustrate "diversity in action" in mentoring relationships, and provide guidance for developing effective mentoring programmes and diverse mentoring relationships in organizations. The book is composed of four sections that reflect theory, research and practice: * An overview of the theory and research on diversified mentoring relationships, followed by an applied model of diversity in mentoring relationships. * Some empirically based and pragmatic observations of "best practices" that are used by diversified mentoring programmes in various international contexts. * A collection of international case studies of diversity in both mentoring programmes and individual mentoring relationships. These cases illustrate the challenges and benefits associated with diversity in mentoring relationships. Organizational cases are drawn from such companies as Procter & Gamble, Volvo and World Bank. These cases provide practical guidance on how to develop effective mentoring programmes. * An integrative analysis of some of the recurring themes in the case studies that are supported by existing research but also chart new ground for emerging research and theory. Demonstrates how mentoring relationships are a key tool for recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce A comprehensive and practical book for anyone interested in diversity intitiatives and mentoring research Supported by organizational case studies from leading companies including Proctor & Gamble, Volvo and World Bank.
Contents Preface: How to read this book; Gender and race in mentoring relationships: A review of the literature; Understanding diversified mentoring relationships;Definitions, Challenges & Strategies;Establishing and sustaining a formal mentoring programme for working with diversified groups; Building and sustaining the diversified mentoring relationship; What every diversity mentor should know about stereotyping; Individual case studies; Some further reflections by the mentor; Differences that make a difference: Common themes in the individual case studies of diversified mentoring relationships; Organisational case studies; Some key issues for diversified mentoring.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Subject Mentoring in business.
Mentoring in business -- Case studies.
Diversity in the workplace.
Diversity in the workplace -- Case studies.
Mentorat dans les affaires.
Mentorat dans les affaires -- Cas, Études de.
Multiculturalisme en milieu de travail.
Multiculturalisme en milieu de travail -- Cas, Études de.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Mentoring & Coaching.
Diversity in the workplace. (OCoLC)fst00895719
Mentoring in business. (OCoLC)fst01016855
Culturele verschillen.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Clutterbuck, David.
Ragins, Belle Rose.
Other Form: Print version: Mentoring and diversity. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002 0750648368 9780750648363 (OCoLC)48361650
ISBN 9780750648363
9781429483711 (electronic bk.)
1429483717 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. DEBSZ 361945191
DEBSZ 493076670

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