What Is Diversity?
  • "Otherness" or those attributes that are different from our own
  • Includes differences in age, race, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities, and sexual orientation
  • Encompasses differences in socio-economic status, religious beliefs, political beliefs, educational background, marital status, parental status, military experience, and opinions
  • Moves beyond tolerance to embracing the unique dimensions of each individual
Why Does Diversity Matter?
  • Diverse perspectives bring new ideas and different ways of accomplishing work
  • Fast-paced world regularly requires new ways of doing things
  • Available workforce is increasingly diverse

How Can We Embrace Diversity?

  • Establish a safe and positive environment
  • Provide all employees with the skills to handle diversity
  • Help people connect with each other through areas of commonality, then springboard into areas of difference
What Are The Benefits?
  • Attract and retain the increasingly diverse workforce
  • Competitive advantage
  • Increased synergy and respect among team members
  • Enhanced performance and productivity
  • Improved business results
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