Explore Diversity Issues in Four Key Areas
The Discovering Diversity Profile® helps employees learn how they respond to workforce diversity issues and where they need to develop increased understanding. It is the foundation on which effective communication, acceptance, and teamwork can be built. This self-directed learning instrument provides a safe, confidential way for employees to explore the complex issues surrounding diversity in four key areas:
Help People Capitalize on Differences
As the dramatic shift to a highly diverse workforce continues, organizations know they must help all workers understand, accept, and capitalize on differences. They know the cultural backgrounds and experiences of diverse employees and customers can enrich the organization, making it more innovative and globally competitive. But realizing the benefits of diversity means meeting the diversity challenge through self-awareness, understanding, and commitment. That commitment must begin at the top. Leaders who truly value diversity want more than compliance. And they know commitment to diversity grows only as self-awareness and personal accountability flourish within the organization.
Discover Your Comfort Level
The Discovering Diversity Profile guides learners through a confidential interpretation process that identifies their present attitudes about workforce diversity. They quickly assess their level of comfort — or discomfort — with differences by using a simple feedback grid that corresponds to the four diversity areas. Current feelings, opinions, knowledge, and skills are pinpointed. The impact of individual comfort level on workplace effectiveness is clarified, and specific suggestions for improving individual understanding of diverse groups are offered.
Gain Insight, Take Action, Value Diversity
The Discovering Diversity Profile helps individuals in an organization:
- discover their personal comfort level with people who are different from themselves
- understand the impact of their behavior on others
- assess the accuracy of their knowledge about differences
- limit the influence of stereotypes
- reduce conflict
- transform knowledge into acceptance and empathy