Inclusion the New Competitive Business Advantage

by Shirley Engelmeier, CEO of InclusionINC

“Inclusion…The New Competitive Business Advantage” provides a unique snapshot into the cultural revolution underway in today’s workplace that can mean success or failure for your business. The engagement and empowerment of an increasingly diverse talent pool is the highly urgent imperative. Inclusion and diversity expert Shirley Engelmeier outlines the tools that corporate leaders must embrace to improve productivity, retention and innovation to compete more effectively for increasingly diverse markets.

Business leaders must find a way to capture the insights and visions of people who reflect the growing diversity of consumers, suppliers, and business partners that span the globe. Managers must consider what they may be doing - or not doing - to attract employees and customers in a global context, even if their business is solely based on U.S. markets. They must learn to harness the collective ideas of the organization to drive business success and create a business ecosystem worth joining.

We now live and work in an environment where:

  • We are faced with great uncertainty from a variety of forces, both economical and natural.
  • We are faced with the convergence of technology and new thought processes being brought to the workforce by the younger, highly influential knowledge workers of Gen Y who want to participate, not just execute.
  • We are faced with the need to continually innovate and use all of our assets to keep up with domestic and global competition.
  • We are faced with radical demographic changes, both in the U.S. and globally, that affect our competitiveness and our markets.

What's Inside

Content of the Book
Foreword: Why Inclusion Matters 
Introduction: Why this book? Why now? 
Chapter 1: The Radical Seismic Demographic Shift 
Chapter 2: The Global Mindset 
Chapter 3: The War for Talent...Gen Y as the Linchpin 
Chapter 4: Diversity Fatigue 
Chapter 5: The Need for Innovation 
Chapter 6: On to Inclusion 
Chapter 7: Inclusion is the Solution to Employee Engagement 
Chapter 8: Inclusion is the Solution to Retention 
Chapter 9: Inclusion is the Solution to Innovation 
Chapter 10: Inclusion Embraces the Global Mindset 
Chapter 11: Insights Shared by Champions of Inclusion 
Chapter 12: Inclusion is a Business Strategy