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Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions. The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.

Making Sense of Race Relations in Organizations: Theories for Practice
Making sense of race relations in organizations: Theories for practice
David A.Thomas and Karen L.Proudford

Cultural diversity continues to pose significant challenges for contemporary U.S. organizations. Some of the most contentious issues faced relate to racial group differences. Although there is a long tradition of studying race relations in the social sciences, very little of this research addresses the dynamics of race relations within organizations. As a result, the predominant conceptual frameworks that guide research and intervention efforts involving cross-race exchanges give inadequate attention to the complex and changing realities of organizational life. For example, most theories of race relations frame individuals as composed of a single identity. An acknowledgment of the multiple identities that jointly make ...

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