“Nonheterosexuals face an enormous amount of hostility and discrimination from many heterosexuals in the workplace and in society as a whole. This excellent book educates the reader about how individuals' sexual orientation may affect both how well they are accepted by their coworkers, and how they react to coworkers. It is useful in courses or training programs on diversity in general or on this particular topic. It also may be used by individuals outside of courses who simply want to learn more about sexual orientation as a workplace issue and about themselves. Amy J. Zuckerman and George F. Simons's book is definitely the best book on the topic.” --Gary N. Powell, Department of Management, University of Connecticut Sexual orientation is one of the most controversial ...
Is Our Vision Broad Enough?
It is standard practice for organizations today to articulate a vision and draft a mission statement about how they will do business or reach the goals they have set for themselves. Today's successful businesses and public agencies use such a charter to set a tone, to motivate their employees, and to tell the world their purpose and values.
On the next few pages, you will see statements from companies that have been leaders in diversity, including the challenges raised by sexual orientation.
Mission statements are broad and sweeping—they have to be, because diversity includes so many different kinds of people and such a wide range of issues. On the other hand, serious framers of these “organizational constitutions” insist ...