Giving Notice: Why the Best and Brightest are Leaving the Workplace and How You Can Help them Stay
October 2007, Jossey-Bass
This is an eye-opening examination of the causes and dynamics of bias in the workplace, offering a psychological, political, and societal analysis of the actual cost of bias to the bottom line. The authors make the hurdles that women and minorities face in the workplace as personal to the reader as they are to those who face them. Giving Notice is filled with sensible approaches for solving the current imbalance and challenges us to rethink unconscious ideas about stereotypes and commonly accepted business practices.
Freada Kapor Klein (San Francisco, CA) is an internationally noted consultant and diversity expert. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and on the Today show, Nightline, and NBC Nightly News. Kimberly Allers (Bayshore, NY) was a writer at Fortune magazine and is a frequent guest speaker at professional development and women-oriented seminars. Martha Mendoza (Santa Cruz, CA) is a national writer for the Associated Press. She won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.
1 The Meritocracy Myth: Is the Playing Field Level? 1
2 Slights Unseen 16
3 From the Top 33
4 The Cost of Bias 48
5 Does Blink = Bias? 67
6 Dismantling Barriers from the Inside 82
7 Know the Signs from the Outside 109
8 Bias Around the World 125
9 Ten Steps Back 137
10 Toward a New Framework 157
A What’s in a Resume? 183
B Determining the Cost of Unfairness 189
C Sources of Corporate Leaver Stories 197
The Author 213
Kimberly Allers, a writer at Fortune magazine and senior editor at Essence, is a frequent guest speaker at professional development seminars.
Martha Mendoza is a national staff writer for the Associated Press. In 2000, she won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.
–Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School and best-selling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End
"This book will clearly set the new standard for the
field. I think it will be amazing and it should be required
reading for anyone in the investment business."
–David Blood, managing partner, Generation Investment Management and former CEO, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
"Freada Kapor Klein provides many insights into the
microdynamics of diversity issues and even more insights into
policy issues, organizational dynamics, and ways to change
practice. She takes fundamental issues and articulates them in a
very concise, engaging, and easy-to-digest way. Her examples are
interesting, often humorous, and always clear."
–Stephen Small, chair, African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley