“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 ...
“Out” in Corporate America
What happens to an organization if it publicly comes out in support of its gay, lesbian, and bisexual employees? What should it watch out for? Here are some questions commonly asked by boards of directors, chief executives, and senior managers along with some suggested ways to respond to them:
Q.Won't paying public attention to these issues cause confusion and division?
A. Probably no more than any other organizational change. If you are publicly announcing your commitment to this new level of equity and productivity, you must have thought it through and be ready to implement it throughout the organization. People inside and outside the organization must know what the company is doing and why it is doing it.
Q.Isn ‘t this ...