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We are better together!

Diversity Works

“We must not only learn to tolerate our differences, but we must welcome them as the richness and diversity which can lead to true intelligence.”    -Albert Einstein

Respecting how we are alike and different in the workplace is every ones business. A “diverse workplace” is one that recognizes and values these and other qualities in employees:

Racial heritage    

Skills and talents

Language

Life experiences

Age

Religious beliefs

Nationality

Mental abilities

Health

Family traditions

Gender

Personal Style

Sexual orientation

Social customs

Education

Physical abilities

Appearance

Interests

Steps we can take to embrace a diverse workplace:

  • Identify and celebrate the groups to which I belong, experiencing and expressing pride in those groups.

 

  • Examine my own beliefs and assumptions about groups other than my own.

 

  • Refuse to participate in and interrupt prejudice jokes and activities which demean or show disrespect to others.

 

  • Look for the delight and pleasures in persons different from me rather than blame or judge others for their values and/or behaviors.

 

  • Open my window of acceptability and view diversity as an opportunity to learn something more.

 

  • Practice personal acceptance, tolerance for differences, and working cooperatively.

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