The multicultural mind : unleashing the hidden force for innovation in your organization / David C. Thomas.
Contributor(s): Gale (Firm).Series: Gale eBooks.BK business book: Description: 1 online resource (xi, 159 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781626561021.Subject(s): Diversity in the workplace | Organizational changeAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Multicultural mind : unleashing the hidden force for innovation in your organization.DDC classification: 658.3008 Online resources: Available via Gale eBooks. Click here to access
Includes bibliographical references and index.
part I. Introducing multiculturals : the multicultural mind and innovation -- 1. A resource hiding in plain sight : multiculturals and innovation -- 2. Why Mexicans speak Spanish : sources of cultural identity -- 3. "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child" : how confronting cultural differences results in a multicultural mind -- part II. Understanding multiculturals : their skills and how they see themselves and the world -- 4. Neoricans, Mexican-Americans and Catalan Spanish : the many ways in which individuals experience and manage their multiculturalism -- 5. Singing sea chanteys does not make you a sailor : language and multiculturalism in an organizational context -- 6. "Where are you from? really" : observable differences and developing a multicultural mind -- part III. Leveraging the multicultural mind : creating an innovative organization -- 7. "I am feeling very olympic today, how about you?" : the influence of the situation on multiculturals and innovation -- 8. "I get by with a little help from my friends" : multiculturals' roles and teams in organizations -- 9. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" : leveraging the skills of multiculturals and building an innovative organization.
This book makes a powerful business case for recognizing and cultivating a new dimension of diversity - the diversity within individuals!
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