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Strategic Diversity

Do We Really Need 'Diversity' Offices?

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

CEOs have abandoned the real work of diversity management by limiting it to a subset of human resources. So what must we do to fulfill the promise of diversity?

The Moment Is NOW for Professional Sports to Ban LGBT Discrimination

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.

The Corporate Diversity Charade

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The dirty little secret of corporate America and the practice of diversity is that 25 years after establishing "diversity" offices, most companies have not developed a mature understanding of how diversity can contribute to their bottom lines.

Google's Dark Ages Diversity Strategy Fails

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Americans are rightly dismayed that Google, one of our most iconic technology companies, has possibly the worst "diversity" employment record of any Fortune 500 company.