The REAL Business Case For Diversity, Inclusion and Tolerance

Too many times, the emphasis placed on Diversity, Inclusion and Tolerance Programs, or DI&T Programs, relate primarily to issues of minorities, such as race and religion. Instantly, this makes many people think, “OK, so this program is really not about me” or “OK, this is just another program for the minorities” and so on.

The truth is that diversity is anything that makes you different, which includes Democrats and Republicans, the vaccination supporters and the anti-vaxxers, pro-life and pro-choice people and so on. Whenever you are dealing with HUMANS, you will always be addressing issues of tolerance, emotional intelligence and conflict resolution.  DI&T issues are not topics relegated to only minorities, which is why I always discuss issues of diversity, inclusion and tolerance in relation to what the CEO is dealing with right then.  My approach is to make the environment better for everyone, not just for minorities.

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