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Whats Behind the Wheel at Toyota

January 8, 2007
Former Secretary of Transportation Federico Peña says it should come as no surprise that Toyota Motor Corp.’s diversity program in North America—like its exploding profits—is a reflection of two bedrock philosophies: respect for people and haizan , Japanese for continuous improvement.
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Toyota Driving Diversity

January 8, 2007
Brent Loescher, a self-confident white male of 39, hardly looks like a poster child for diversity. At Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., his job title is operations design manager. But he also carries a badge that identifies him as a “diversity champion.”
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Measure ROI on Diversity

September 14, 2006
What problems might I expect to encounter related to championing diversity in the workplace? Also, what is a good tool to measure the return on investment of having a diverse workforce? I’ve heard varying accounts of whether diversity is a useful tool or merely a politically correct buzzword.
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Five Questions for Louis Uchitelle

May 16, 2006
Louis Uchitelle has been writing about busi­ness, labor and economics for The New York Times since 1987. In his new book, he discusses how employers, government and society as a whole have become too indifferent to the growing trend of layoffs in this country.
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