Buyers Guide on Valuing Diversity
Everyone, everyday has to deal with diversity. The challenge is to turn the differences between people to advantage rather than suffering them or merely tolerating them.
This booklet will show you how to use the differences between people as a powerful lever to get better results and greater harmony.
The tone throughout the booklet is supportive and practical. At the very least, everyone who works through it will understand the importance of valuing diversity. However, raised awareness by itself is necessary but insufficient. This is why the booklet has been designed to help people to identify which behaviours they need to modify.
What is the purpose of this booklet?
To show how diversity affects us all in our daily lives, and to provide the tools to surface views about the differences between people and how to use those differences as a powerful lever to achieve better results and greater harmony.
Is it for me?
The booklet is ideal for consultants, managers, trainers and developers within organisations trying to promote greater harmony and improved performance by embracing the differences between people. Individuals interested in becoming better at valuing diversity will also find it extremely useful.
The booklet will show you how to:
- raise awareness of the importance of valuing diversity
- understand the value of embracing different ideas and perspectives
- create an environment where difference does not stop people participating
- see the advantages of valuing diversity for your organisation and for you personally
- Make working relationships more fulfilling and harmonious
- ensure that minority groups and individuals are not disadvantaged.
In how many ways could I use the booklet?
- work through the booklet as part of an equality and diversity workshop
- use the checklists to take stock of your current valuing diversity skills
- use the thought-starters as a basis for action plans.
- use the warm up exercises to introduce the subject of valuing diversity
- use both versions of the questionnaire with groups to encourage discussion about valuing diversity.
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