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Bias Interrupted: Creating Inclusion for Real and for Good

Joan C Williams

A cutting-edge, relentless, objective approach to inclusion.Companies spend billions of dollars annually on diversity efforts with remarkably few results. Too often diversity efforts rest on the assumption that all that's needed is an earnest conversation about privilege. T

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Book Information

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publish Date: 11/16/2021
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 9781647822729
ISBN-10: 1647822726
Language: English

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A cutting-edge, relentless, objective approach to inclusion.

Companies spend billions of dollars annually on diversity efforts with remarkably few results. Too often diversity efforts rest on the assumption that all that's needed is an earnest conversation about privilege. That's not enough. To truly make progress we need to stop celebrating the problem and instead take effective steps to solve it.

In Bias Interrupted, Joan C. Williams shows how it's done, and, reassuringly, how easy it is to get started. One of today's preeminent voices on inclusive workplaces, Williams explains how leaders can use standard business tools—data, metrics, and persistence—to interrupt the bias that is continually transmitted through formal systems like performance appraisals, as well as the informal systems that control access to career-enhancing opportunities. The book presents fresh evidence, based on Williams's exhaustive research and work with companies, that interrupting bias helps every group—including white men.

Comprehensive, though compact and straightforward, Bias Interrupted delivers real, practical value in an efficient and accessible manner to an audience that has never needed it more. It's possible to interrupt bias. Here's where you start.

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