Diversity: New Realities in a Changing World

This collection of essays and papers from various authors offers unique perspectives into multi-dimensional diversity beyond the parameters of gender, ethnicity and physical ability. The book provides an insight in to the personal challenges as well as those involved in shaping approaches to diversity at the country, public sector, company and civil society levels around the world. A consistent reality shared among many of the authors show ‘leading’ rather than ‘managing’ diversity is much more critical in countries and institutions experiencing transformation. The various facets of diversity are presented through six reality themes: Ways of looking at reality, expanding reality, embedding reality, creating reality, preparing for new realities and realising realities. The reader will be challenged by all the authors in the book as it encourages the reader towards intentioned action.

April, K. & Shockley, M. (2007) Diversity: New Realities in a Changing World, Basingstoke, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 9780230001336