by Caroline | Dec 15, 2015 | appreciating difference, benefits of diversity, better decisions, Business Results, judging difference |
Happy holidays from DifferenceWORKS! In the news today is so much about division, hatred and violence – between whites and blacks, have’s and have-not’s, Republicans and Democrats, and people of different faiths or religious beliefs. Difference does work. Diversity and inclusion drive better decisions and better bottom lines. We need our differences. Wouldn’t it be nice to love them?
by Caroline | Feb 6, 2014 | appreciating difference, Difference, Diversity, diversity and inclusion, Gender difference, generational differences, Masculine Feminine Difference |
I am fortunate to have been able to travel a great deal recently. When I travel, what I read in history books or hear on the news becomes more real. I pay attention to news of places where I have been. I can imagine people in Delhi, Munich, Beijing, Cairo and Istanbul. Awareness and appreciation of difference makes me glad I am in the field of diversity and inclusion.
by Caroline | Jun 18, 2013 | appreciating difference, Difference, generations at work, judging difference, Leveraging Difference, leveraging differences, Masculine Feminine Difference, understanding difference |
Differences can be the source of judgment and tension. Understanding can lower judgment and enable appreciation and leveraging. The sequence is: awareness, understanding, appreciation, leveraging. If we can understand and appreciate masculine-feminine differences, we gain insights and skills that enable us to appreciate and leverage all kinds of differences.