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Inclusive organizational transformation: an African perspective on human niches and diversity of thought

By: Viljoen, Rica.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Transformation and Innovation Series.Publisher: Surrey Gower Publishing Limited 2015Description: xxxii, 325 p.ISBN: 9781472422996.Subject(s): Multiculturalism | Cultural pluralism | OrganizationDDC classification: 305.8 Summary: Globalization, consumerism, legislation and human rights issues impact on workplace demographics, changing the very nature thereof. It is of strategic importance to ensure that the benefits of diverse viewpoints and stakeholders are leveraged. However the underlying worldviews of economists, business leaders and consultants are often informed from a Western paradigm and solutions proposed and interventions facilitated are not integrated, integral, systemic or congruent with the containing environment or ecology. In Inclusive Organizational Transformation, Dr Rica Viljoen acknowledges that diversity of thought presents both gifts and challenges to leadership in multi-national organizations. The existential question with which an individual is confronted impacts on his or her worldview. By continuously applying a specific worldview, certain gifts manifest. These are called Human Niches. Here, Inclusivity is positioned as a radical transformational methodology with the purpose of unleashing the benefits of engagement and diversity of thought. The process of Inclusivity enables organizations to optimize the gifts of and contributions from a diverse workforce and unleash tacit knowledge. Case studies from Ghana, South Africa, and one where the same strategy had to be implemented in Australia, Peru and Tanzania are included and insights gained from the dynamics observed are shared. A synthesis of Inclusivity is presented in a model, meta-insights are derived and the prerequisites for Inclusivity on individual, group and organizational domain are illustrated. https://www.routledge.com/Inclusive-Organizational-Transformation-An-African-Perspective-on-Human/Viljoen/p/book/9781472422996
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Table of Content:

• Cover
• Contents
• List of Figures
• List of Tables
• About the Author
• About the Book
• Foreword
• Acknowledgements
• Glossary
• Abbreviations; 1 Finding My Roots

• PART I Theoretical Grounding; 2 Towards an Integral Inclusivity Framework
• 3 The Phenomenon of Inclusivity

• PART II Emerging of Human Niches; 4 Human Niches Conceptualized
• 5 The Different Human Niches
• 6 Human Niches Applied

• PART III Navigating Diversity of Thought; 7 Decoding the Complexity of Diversity

• PART IV Navigating through Transformation; 9 Navigating Transformation in a Purple Country
• 10 Effecting: Story-Telling in Action

Globalization, consumerism, legislation and human rights issues impact on workplace demographics, changing the very nature thereof. It is of strategic importance to ensure that the benefits of diverse viewpoints and stakeholders are leveraged. However the underlying worldviews of economists, business leaders and consultants are often informed from a Western paradigm and solutions proposed and interventions facilitated are not integrated, integral, systemic or congruent with the containing environment or ecology. In Inclusive Organizational Transformation, Dr Rica Viljoen acknowledges that diversity of thought presents both gifts and challenges to leadership in multi-national organizations. The existential question with which an individual is confronted impacts on his or her worldview. By continuously applying a specific worldview, certain gifts manifest. These are called Human Niches. Here, Inclusivity is positioned as a radical transformational methodology with the purpose of unleashing the benefits of engagement and diversity of thought. The process of Inclusivity enables organizations to optimize the gifts of and contributions from a diverse workforce and unleash tacit knowledge. Case studies from Ghana, South Africa, and one where the same strategy had to be implemented in Australia, Peru and Tanzania are included and insights gained from the dynamics observed are shared. A synthesis of Inclusivity is presented in a model, meta-insights are derived and the prerequisites for Inclusivity on individual, group and organizational domain are illustrated.


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