Corporations Compassion Culture

Book description

Provides guidance on creating a sustainable, inclusive, equitable, and compassionate business model that will thrive in businesses globally 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion programs are a must for today’s corporations, yet many corporations worldwide have failed to establish real equality in an actionable, measurable way. Corporations Compassion Culture: Leading Your Business toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion takes a new and more effective approach to driving equity and inclusion in the corporate world, focusing on how a culture of compassion can lead to more vibrant, higher performing teams. You’ll learn how many standard corporate activities actually damage employees’ well-being and engagement—and how to dismantle those practices. You’ll also learn how to build a new and better corporate environment that responds to all employees’ needs and meets shareholders’ demands for stability and risk mitigation. 

Author Keesa Schreane delivers insight into what it takes for businesses to drive real social and corporate change toward inclusion and equity, while sharing her personal story about the challenges of being a woman of color in today’s corporate environment. Through hard work, talent, and—you guessed it—compassion, she has risen to become one of today’s luminaries in the area of responsible leadership in global corporations. Business executives, HR directors, diversity and inclusion professionals, and sustainability leaders will value her direct, no-nonsense approach. Learn to: 

  • Identify behaviors, practices, and activities that may be damaging your employees’ well-being, engagement, and productivity 
  • Measure and continuously evolve culture promoting risk mitigation, reputation preservation, employee retention, customer satisfaction, and profit generation.  
  • Adopt new approaches to treat employees, customers, and shareholders compassionately and equally, and dismantle the old ways  
  • Retain the best talent and survive new realities, all while creating tremendous loyalty, innovation, and financial payoff 

This book will enable you to create strategies and tactics for integrating racial, cultural and gender equity, inclusion, and compassion into businesses in a way that enriches society, employees, and the corporate entity itself. 

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Chapter 1: Inclusion, Equality, and Compassion in Business
    1. Putting People First
    2. What Is Compassion and Why Does It Matter?
    3. How Did We Get Here?
    4. Difference between Externally Facing Philanthropy and Internally Facing Compassion
    5. Compassion: What's in It for Me?
    6. Making Tough Decisions Compassionately
    7. The Old Days: Carnegie and the Homestead Strike
    8. Today's World
    9. Achieving Balance: High-Performing Business and Outstanding Treatment of Employees
    10. Underrepresented and Underestimated Leaders Are Compassionate Leaders Too
    11. References
  9. Chapter 2: Uncomfortable, but Necessary
    1. The Black American Working Experience
    2. Entrepreneurship
    3. People of Color in Leadership Today
    4. Colorism Infiltrates Global Corporate Environments
    5. Corporate America's Workplace Racism, Rooted in Slavery
    6. References
  10. Chapter 3: Women's Corporate Leadership
    1. Women, Work, and Value
    2. The Lessons of History: Maggie Lena Walker and St. Luke Penny Savings Bank
    3. World War II and the Transformation of Work Culture for Women
    4. Housewife as Businesswoman: The 1950s and 1960s
    5. Women and Wages: Growing Disparities
    6. Racial and Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
    7. Intersectionality: The Experience of Women of Color in the Corporate Workplace
    8. Compassion and Empathy: Improving the Workplace for Women
    9. References
  11. Chapter 4: Evolution of Companies Post-COVID-19
    1. Keeping Employees Physically Safe and Healthy
    2. Insensitive Corporate and Government Policies
    3. Financial Fears of Business Leaders and Employees
    4. Prioritizing Employee Mental Health
    5. Redefining Employee Communication and Collaboration
    6. Management at a Distance: Trust Versus Micromanagement
    7. Connecting Compassion with Profitability
    8. References
  12. Chapter 5: Inclusion and the Bottom Line
    1. Employee Discrimination: Not Just an American Corporate Problem
    2. Regulatory Enforcement and Legal Consequences
    3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: From Hot Trend to Corporate Culture
    4. Lack of Diversity in the C-Suite
    5. Improving Corporate Culture
    6. Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk
    7. Investors and Change
    8. Hiring Bias
    9. Quantifying True Supplier Diversity
    10. Quantifiable Hiring Goals
    11. Promoting Fairness for Agricultural and Domestic Workers
    12. The Corporate DNA of Slavery
    13. References
  13. Chapter 6: Gender Equity and Company Growth
    1. The Pay Gap
    2. Glass Ceiling or Labyrinth?
    3. Intersectionality of Race and Gender
    4. Expanding Diversity Initiatives to Include Women of Color
    5. Women CEOs Building Compassionate Cultures
    6. Pros and Cons of Quotas
    7. Importance of Mentorship and Sponsorship
    8. Impact of #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements
    9. Dangers of Neglecting Allyship
    10. Economic and Reputational Benefits of Compassionate Leadership
    11. References
  14. Chapter 7: Elements of a Compassionate Corporate Culture
    1. Sustainable Management
    2. Doing the Introspective Work
    3. Leadership Styles
    4. Picking Your Team
    5. Getting on Track and Staying There
    6. Cultivating an Equitable Workplace Culture
    7. Employee Resource Groups as Culture Creators and Advocates
    8. Transparency and Employee Leadership
    9. Recognizing and Molding Your Company's Internal Language
    10. Investing in Employee Education, Performance, and Health
    11. Measuring Employee Performance
    12. Making Separations Compassionate
    13. References
  15. Chapter 8: Your Plan for Creating Inclusion through Compassion
    1. Take a Fresh Approach to the Hiring Processes
    2. Strengthen Your Search for Talent
    3. Explore Valuable Recruitment Channels
    4. Achieve Stronger Supply Chain Diversity
    5. Make the Commitment an Executive Team Effort
    6. Avoid the Diversity Revolving Door: Retaining Diverse Talent
    7. Bottom-Line Benefits of Inclusivity
    8. References
  16. Chapter 9: Your Plan for Creating Gender Equity through Compassion
    1. Identifying and Addressing Gender Inequity
    2. Transitioning Employees Back into the Workplace
    3. Meeting the Needs of Child-Free Employees
    4. Supporting Women's Leadership and Advancement and Confronting Saboteurs
    5. Building a Gender-Inclusive Community
    6. Leveraging Data to Measure Future Progress
    7. References
  17. Chapter 10: The Future
    1. Role of Environmental, Social, and Governance on Compassionate Cultures
    2. Identifying Your Company's Social Responsibility
    3. Partnering with External Organizations
    4. Interconnection of Internal Inclusion and External Social Impact
    5. Intersection of DEI and Sustainability
    6. Role of Business in Protecting the Environment
    7. Current Coursing Through Your Business
    8. True Purpose of Business
    9. References
  18. Index
  19. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Corporations Compassion Culture
  • Author(s): Keesa C. Schreane
  • Release date: March 2021
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119780588