Abstract

Diversity is often touted as the driver of organizational innovation and adaptability in a rapidly changing world. However, reaping the benefits of diversity has proven to be challenging in work organizations. There are many theories and purported best practices that most organizations have adopted. For organizations that have done climate surveys, created Employee Resource Groups (ERGS), and have top leadership commitment to a diverse workforce the question is: What next? This paper explores the application of Gestalt principles and concepts to diversity and inclusion based on the authors' training experiences at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland between 1999 and 2014.

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