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Diverse work cultures

What is a diverse work culture? Watch Alex, Adiba and Nathan explain more.

In the last activity, we explored perceptions of identity, behaviours that relate to identity and how terminology matters when talking about race. Now, we’re going to bring that thinking to the topic of diverse work cultures.

In this video, you hear Adiba and Nathan talking about the benefits of learning from people who are not like you. For Nathan, being in a group of people from different backgrounds is refreshing and creates energy. It can also make things feel easier, and give people the confidence they don’t have to solve problems alone. Organisations that can facilitate this give employees a sense of satisfaction, and this can lead to happier customers down the line. Alex also shares his perspectives on creating the safest spaces possible in workplaces.

Now you’ve watched the video, it’s over to you. What benefits have you experienced from working with people from different backgrounds? What defines a safe space for you?

Share your thoughts in the comments below and take a moment to read and respond to others.

Further Resources:

  1. Houston Innovators Podcast, Episode 70 – Innovation is impossible without diversity – Ashley Small of Medley Inc.
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