Introduction to Deep Diversity

A free 30 minute mini-training 

For everyone interested in the value of different cultural patterns in teams

Introduction to Deep Diversity

Diversity that makes a difference

Potential benefits from diversity emerge not with superficial diversity variables, but occurs – if well managed – between people who think, act and perceive differently. I call this deep diversity. However, making a deeply diverse team work is not an automatic process. 

The skills needed to make deeply diverse teams work include the practice to perceive creatively, which is the ability to recognize the tendencies and biases in our own perception. Furthermore, when working in these deep diverse teams, we need to appreciate individual and cultural differences and postpone judgement. To use all different ideas and encourage diverse perspectives, it is key that different views are not automatically labelled as wrong, but are welcomed without judgement. This requires extra investments from team members and leaders.

We tend to prefer people to be ‘just like us’ and we find people who act differently to be a bit strange at best. In order to overcome this natural resistance, deep diversity requires deep teambuilding. This process starts with understanding and recognising cultural patterns, both in yourself and in others, and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone.

Key topics

Organisations tend to confuse arguments for diversity as a goal with diversity as a means.

What gives value to difference in teams is not why we are different, but how we are different. 
Making deeply diverse teams work is not an automatic process and takes blood, sweat and tears.
Understanding  and recognising cultural patterns helps the team to benefit from their deep diversity.

Introduction to Deep Diversity

Join this free mini-training if you want to

  • Know more about the business case for diversity;
  • Discover why companies tend to confuse their arguments when it comes to diversity;
  • Understand why diversity does not automatically lead to innovation or creativity;
  • Learn more about the value of different cultural patterns in teams;
  • Receive access to a 30 minute video training plus full transcript for FREE;
  • Check out my style before committing to the real deal in a paid programme.
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