The reality of today’s work environment in North America is that ethnic diversity is here to stay. Whether it’s inside offices, factories or outside with retail or corporate customers, you will likely encounter more people from different cultures than ever before. To arm yourself with some skills in the form of diversity strategies education will definitely help you function better in today’s working world. Here are two major benefits you can realize.
2) Direct Education Of Other Cultures
Diversity education makes you more knowledgeable about different cultures. In addition to just watching TV or reading, you can have a more direct education on different cultures by talking and interacting with different ethnic people. This will help make you understand our world better and make you as a person, appear more ‘worldly’.
A lot of companies will perceive you to be more valuable especially if they are doing business with a diverse market. Interestingly enough, in addition to boosting your career, there might be some personal benefits from diversity education as well. Quite often, the opposite sex will see you as more attractive if you are more internationally inclined. Just to prove this, think about how many ladies consider guys with some knowledge of different cultures and languages to be sexy? Probably quite a few. Picture the guy who could help you order in a foreign language in some ethnic restaurant. Of course, the same could be said with the other way around when a lady adopts some international skills.
Ethnic diversity strategies education can be though of as a form of upgrading your personal skills to adapt to the changing work environments of today. But I wouldn’t leave diversity to be limited to only ethnic cultures. There is also diversity in lifestyles as in sexual orientations and religions. Even differences in attitudes from people coming from different geographical regions of North America can be considered diversity. Being able to function well with people from all walks of life is a skill that will take you far in your career. This type of skill can be developed through diversity training. Here's a short video describing such diversity training.
To possibly book me as a diversity speaker as part of ethnic diversity strategies education at your event, see my Speaking Programs.
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