Top 4 Problems with Diversity Training and How to Fix Them

Diversity is a buzzword that seems to be everywhere these days. But, do we really understand what it means in the workplace? Everyone says they want a diverse work environment, and companies understand diversity can provide numerous benefits. There is also the issue of lawsuits as more employees seek justice in discrimination suits that cost companies millions of dollars every year. However, even with the best of intentions, diversity training can sometimes miss the mark.

What is Diversity?

One of the problems might be your understanding of the definition of diversity. Take a minute to think – how do you define a diverse workplace? Most people immediately think of coworkers who have different ethnic, gender, and cultural orientations, or those with physical or mental disabilities. What about other issues, such as generation gaps, language and communication issues, and accommodation of beliefs?

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