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Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors, Second Edition by Meryl Runion

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Chapter 9Perfect Phrases to Address Diversity

Inclusion is a touchy topic. We ignore it at our own peril. Diversity challenges can be about embracing protected classes that have a history of exclusion such as the disabled, blacks, and women. But they also could be about embracing an extravert in an office of introverts, a Caucasian in an office of Asians, or a man in an office of women. I face an inclusion challenge when I speak to special groups like the Better Hearing Colorado Association when I am the only person without a hearing disability. I address the situation so those who might judge me for things I don’t know become conscious of their own prejudices. That way we can overcome them. These Perfect Phrases for diversity shine the light ...

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