The Loudest Duck : Moving Beyond Diversity While Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work Hardback
Written in an accessible style, The Loudest Duck is a business fable that offers an alternate view of a multicultural workplace through the use of practical stories and cultural anecdotes.
For instance, the Chinese teach their children, "The loudest duck gets shot," a viewpoint that gets carried into adulthood, while many Americans are taught, "The squeaky wheel gets the grease." As a result, you find two distinct ways of doing business, neither one being necessarily the right or better way.
By understanding others' viewpoint, you can understand how better to work with them.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Publication Date: 11/12/2009
- Category: Personnel & human resources management
- ISBN: 9780470485842
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Review by JayNair
Explains the real meaning of diversity in the workplace. Or rather, as the subtitle says, "moving beyond diversity while embracing differences to achieve success at work". It's very revealing in that it opens our mind to the many subtle ways in which the most well meaning among us inadvertently undermine diversity at work, and to the huge and adverse impact some of these actions and behaviors can have on our colleagues and on the company itself. On the other hand, if an organization succeeds in mastering diversity in its fullest sense, the rewards will be significant and lasting. This book teaches you how to make this happen in your company.