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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
Increased synergy and respect among team members
Enhanced performance and productivity
Improved business results
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