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top ten tips for employees

Diversity training often results in increased awareness for participants. They appreciate subtle differences they didn’t notice before. They recognize things they do and say which might create communication barriers. And they get frustrated because they’re not sure what they could be actively doing to support diversity initiatives in their organization.

Tracy’s Top Ten Tips for Employees:

  1. Initiate contact with someone whose cultural background is different from your own.
  2. Check out your own biases.
  3. Practice asking 3 questions for every statement.
  4. Share your own story.
  5. Identify at least one new source for information or business each month.
  6. Learn a new language.
  7. Visit a museum or historical monument of a culture different from your own.
  8. Volunteer to work with children whose cultural background is different from your own.
  9. Take risks.
  10. Listen for understanding, not agreement.

If you apply these tips you will make significant progress as you move from increased awareness to consistent action which supports your organization’s commitment to diversity!

Tracy Brown is the President of Diversity Trends. She works with organizations that want to use diversity as a strategic advantage and with people who want to be successful in multicultural settings.Transforming your organization’s diversity awareness into diversity action is not hard to do. Start today!










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