As we all know, diversity is a strong asset for our companies: differences of ideas, methods and competencies are powerful advantages for teamwork and problem solving.
Unfortunately, these differences can also cause stress and strain. Don’t try to minimize that tension. Instead, use it as a force for productivity and creativity.
Prepare your employees to understand others without judging differences, create an inclusive environment where people feel valued for their skills and emphasize the complementary skills that diversity brings.
Finally, recognize and reward successes that result from diversity. By embracing the tension instead of trying to mitigate it, your team will be able to produce more imaginative and creative results.
Embrace diversity tension!