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Get Along, Get It Done, Get Ahead by Geraldine Hynes

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CHAPTER 1

Diversity Appreciation

If you’re at work right now, take a look at the people around you. There’s Ben, who’s still a PC person, despite your repeated attempts to show him the superiority of a Mac. There’s Isabelle, who irritates you because she’s so closed-minded and stubborn about politics. Over there is Joey, who refuses to admit that Star Wars is the all-time greatest blockbuster movie series.

You don’t have a whole lot in common with any of the people you work with, never have and probably never will. The workplace is a loose affiliation of folks with widely different religions, political preferences, worldviews, backgrounds, and interests. Each of us is closed off from the others behind a wall of belief that we’re right and they’re ...

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