Diversity

Posted: September 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

To start I would like to get a definition of diversity. Diversity is a commitment to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement. I feel diversity is important in every aspect of your life. You will learn so much more from others that may or may not have things in common with you. Having a diverse influence on how you live and work will have profound effects to you and others.

How we address diversity and embrace others and their influence will determine our successes in business and life. In our profession we should always strive to be influenced by diversity in both how we relate to others in the workplace and how we try to meet the needs of all. We need to hear the needs of others to be able to successfully communicate with them. A diverse culture makes a rich environment for learning regardless of your own beliefs. Being diverse does not mean you give up your own beliefs. We must always be in tune with all of those around us. Open communication is the key.

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.   Malcolm Forbes

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