Driving change through open, inclusive conversations
Conversations around Diversity can be difficult but we explore why it is important to face these conversations with an open heart and mind and the benefit of doing so for your people.
At The Method, we embrace diversity, and cultural diversity is a defining feature of our world. It encompasses the wide range of human experiences, beliefs, and traditions that shape our identities and the ways in which we interact with each other. It is a source of strength and creativity, but it can also be a source of conflict and misunderstanding.
That is why the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development was introduced by the United Nations General Assembly in 2002. Every May 21st we to raise awareness about the importance of cultural diversity and to promote mutual understanding and respect among people from different cultural backgrounds.
On this Day, UNESCO would like to call upon everyone to celebrate cultural diversity, through which we will be able to build the intellectual and moral solidarity of humankind."
This day is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to celebrate the richness and diversity of our cultures, and to promote greater understanding and dialogue between different communities. It is a reminder that cultural diversity is not a barrier to development, but rather a key factor in building more inclusive and sustainable societies.
And leaders of people agree. When we spoke to Kerry Young, Chief People Officer and Caroline Thompson, Head of Learning, AllPoints Fibre, they highlighted the amazing change in workplaces towards offering a voice for a wider range of diverse groups and are benefitting from employing from a wider pool of talent that add great value to their teams.
In conclusion, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is an important reminder of the value of cultural diversity and the need for greater understanding and respect between different cultures. It provides an opportunity for people around the world to come together to celebrate our shared humanity and to promote a more inclusive and sustainable world.
The Method’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Immersive Experience aims to provide participants with unique experiences of different cultures and backgrounds to better understand the challenges that their colleagues may have lived, allowing them to make a small change in their actions that can make a big difference for others.