A Manager's Guide to Sexual Orientation in the Workplace

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 209 pages
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A Manager's Guide to Sexual Orientation in the Workplace provides managers with the knowledge, skills, and resources to foster higher productivity through an inclusive environment.
Managers are introduced to thirteen diverse workers who relate their remarkable life histories about being gay, bisexual, and heterosexual in the workplace. They are then shown how sexual orientation impacts workplace productivity and how a welcoming and inclusive work environment results in positive performance. To initiate the inclusive environment, managers are provided with methods and techniques proven successful in workplaces throughout America and the world. Bob Powers and Alan Ellis offer clear guidelines to select diversity-sensitive employees, define their responsibilities in the workplace, set performance expectations, provide feedback and recognition, and reward success to cultivate the inclusive work environment. As workers shift their energies away from "hiding" their sexual orientation, workplace productivity increases to achieve and exceed goals and objectives.

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Bob Powers is president of Bob Powers & Associates, Inc., a firm which helps organizations attain business goals and enhance life in the workplace. He has worked with clients including AT&T, British Airways, Federal Express, General Motors, the Internal Revenue Service and the New York Stock Exchange. Powers has consulted with the highest levels of the world's most impressive organizations and is publicly outspoken about being gay. Alan Ellis teaches psychology and human sexuality at San Francisco State University and is president of Bob Powers Publications. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois.

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