In a rapidly changing cultural workforce, diversity is key to any organization’s success. It may sound like a simple concept, but in fact the term diversity encompasses many things. It involves race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, education, background and more. Diversity also involves how people perceive themselves and others, and this in turn determines how they interact and communicate with one another. Communication, adaptability, problem and conflict resolution are all key areas that determine the success of an organization.
There are many benefits of diversity in the workplace. Diverse backgrounds, cultural understanding, and languages allows an organization to provide services to customers on a global basis without any difficulties. It also helps in providing a greater variety of solutions through individual talents and experiences. When there is an open, free, and welcoming environment in an organization for people of all different cultures, creeds, ages, and educational backgrounds – it will only bring benefits as any form of restrictions against diversity brings with it great limitations.
Hissah Enrichment Center is a proud believer in diversity and we encourage it in our workspace and urge others to do the same. To help better understand the subject and provide the appropriate tools to adopt this concept we have developed a diversity training program which will be of benefit to group leaders, human resource managers, supervisors, and other professionals wishing to enhance their organizations success as well as personal growth. Through assessments and training, participants develop a range of strategies and practices to better promote effective cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, pooling of ideas and suggestions, and thus improving their organizational environment. Participants will achieve a better understanding of identity and difference and develop practical skills and tools to help establish their particular role in their workplace which in turn will build and promote organizational diversity.