Everyone has their own idea about what diversity is and what it isn't. It turns out, many people embrace myths and fallacies when it comes to diversity. In this e-book, we'll look at the top 5 myths about diversity and steps to take to dispel those myths.Get your copy of the 5 Myths e-book here
The term “diversity” is often used as a politically correct way to refer to people who are “different.” Different from whom? Aren’t we all different in some way? And why are we so afraid to talk about those differences?
No two people see the world exactly the same way. When we meet someone new, we tend to judge them based on what we think is “normal,” yet we don’t often take the time to consider what “normal” really means.
Diversity, by its very definition, means differences. Or does it?
The haves and the have-nots. The winners and the losers. This is what diversity boils down to, according to one common misunderstanding. In tackling this myth, we’ll see if the win/lose proposition can be accurately applied to diversity.
In an effort to be “fair,” we try to treat everyone “the same.” In doing so, we imply that everyone, regardless of skill level, background, or education, has the same needs. We implicitly take for granted that every situation has similar context and should have similar outcomes. By trying to be fair, we effectively ignore the diversity in our organization.
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