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On The Table Read, “the best book magazine in the UK“, CJ Gross shares why social class must be included in conversations of diversity, in What’s Your Zip Code Story? Understanding And Overcoming Class Bias In The Workplace.
Bias In The Workplace
In conversations about diversity and inclusion, race, gender and sexual orientation get a lot of focus, but according to inclusion consultant Christopher “CJ” Gross, it’s not enough. Social class, and related biases, must be part of the conversation. In his his new book, What’s Your Zip Code Story? Understanding And Overcoming Class Bias In The Workplace, Gross explores why social class matters, and where it fits into a company’s DEI efforts.
“I believe that the class conversation is just as important,” said CJ Gross. “It’s inclusive of all of the different identities and the things we talk about; however, what the conversation around class does, it allows us to get down to the equity component.
“The renewed focus on class, race, and equality in the workplace and beyond is making an indelible mark on society. This clarion call for change is sweeping inequality from every corner of the nation, including law enforcement, schools and businesses.”
What’s Your Zip Code Story? Understanding And Overcoming Class Bias In The Workplace
In What’s Your Zip Code Story? Understanding And Overcoming Class Bias In The Workplach, Gross provides research-based solutions for employees who hope for professional growth, and for business leaders looking for new ways to engage their teams.
The book provides strategies to help class-migrants, whether they’re college students, recent graduates or overlooked employees, to climb the career ladder and transform themselves from undervalued employees into respected leaders. He also helps organisations and business leaders to understand the impact of diversity on a business’s productivity, turnover and revenue.
What’s Your Zip Code Story? Understanding And Overcoming Class Bias In The Workplace expands the conversation surrounding class bias, race and equity in the workplace, and offers effective solutions.
“Each of us has our biases and cultural preferences, which makes it very hard for us to understand the perspectives of others,” said Gross. “It’s time we talked about it.”
TEDx presenter, international speaker, and author CJ Gross is the founder of Ascension Worldwide, a firm dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity training and consulting based in the Washington, D.C., area.
Over 20 years, he has developed experience as an international organizational development consultant specializing in leadership development and diversity and inclusion. He is a certified Social And Emotional Intelligence coach, trainer, Keirsey Temperament professional, Intercultural Development Inventory Administrator and executive coach, with additional expertise in organizational mediation.
He also serves as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Master Faculty for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Center for Innovation and Business Management, Adjunct Faculty for the Community College of Baltimore County and Adjunct Professor in the MBA program for St. Bonaventure University.
Gross holds a B. A. degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University through the Forbes Entrepreneurship Scholarship and an M.A. degree in Strategic Leadership from St. Bonaventure University. He has been featured by Bloomberg, the Washington Post, the Washington Informer Newspaper, and other print, radio and television outlets.
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What’s Your Zip Code Story?
Understanding and Overcoming Class Bias in the Workplace
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Available from Amazon.com, BN.com and other online booksellers
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