First 100 Words
Discrimination and elitism used to be widely tolerated if not fully accepted, but not any more. Today, diversity in the workplace is viewed as an opportunity, rather than an obligation. Workers, as well as management, should understand the cultural landscape of the workplace with a view toward contributing to it, rather than simply tolerating it.
Employers have moved beyond simple tolerance of difference found among employees in the workplace. Although this switch has been difficult for some and hasn’t come for others, the social and economic payoffs for accepting diversity as a corporate value are huge. . . .
When To Use
What is diversity in the workplace? Why is it important? What is the difference between tolerating, valuing, and celebrating diversity? How does valuing diversity contribute to the bottom line?
How to Use
Presentations, group work, OD projects.