7 Myths about coming out at work

Nam Trau, Jane O'Leary, Cathy Browne

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Abstract

Reap the benefits of a diverse workforce. If you read nothing else on promoting diversity and realizing its benefits, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you create a culture that seeks and celebrates difference. This book will inspire you to: Identify and address bias; Short-circuit discrimination instead of unintentionally feeding it; Attract, retain, and engage talented people who represent myriad identities; Ensure that everyone has equal access to growth opportunities; Trade outdated policies for practices that are proven to foster inclusion; Harness employees' unique skills and perspectives to transform how your company operates. This collection of articles includes "Making Differences Matter: A New Paradigm for Managing Diversity," by David A. Thomas and Robin J. Ely; "Why Diversity Programs Fail," by Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev; "'Numbers Take Us Only So Far,'" by Maxine Williams; "Race Matters: The Truth About Mentoring Minorities," by David A. Thomas; "Leadership in Your Midst: Tapping the Hidden Strengths of Minority Executives," by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Carolyn Buck Luce, and Cornel West; "What Most People Get Wrong About Men and Women," by Catherine H. Tinsley and Robin J. Ely; "Hacking Tech's Diversity Problems," by Joan C. Williams; "Why Men Still Get More Promotions Than Women," by Herminia Ibarra, Nancy M. Carter, and Christine Silva; "When No One Retires," by Paul Irving; "Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage," by Robert D. Austin and Gary P. Pisano; "Managing Multicultural Teams," by Jeanne Brett, Kristin Behfar, and Mary C. Kern; and "7 Myths About Coming Out at Work," by Raymond Trau, Jane O'Leary, and Cathy Brown.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHBR's 10 must reads on diversity
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherHarvard Business Review Press
Chapter12
Pages181-187
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781633697737
ISBN (Print)9781633697720
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHBR's 10 must reads series
PublisherHarvard Business Review Press

Bibliographical note

Originally published in Harvard Business Review, October 19, 2018.

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