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Evidence shows that diverse and inclusive organisations have a stronger focus on wellbeing and mental health for their workforce.

When it comes to true inclusion, everyday interactions with peers and leaders matter as much as policies and formal processes.

Our workplace and culture are reflections of what we do and how we do it, based on our mix of diverse skills, experiences, cultures and backgrounds.

Benefits of being an inclusive and diverse organisation

How are you contributing to a diverse and inclusive culture?

Join our webinar to learn how

Diversity and inclusion essentials

Cultural intelligence is the emerging skill required to navigate and work in culturally diverse settings.

This webinar will focus on:

  • Culture and its integration into the workplace
  • Cultural intelligence: drivers, knowledge, strategies, and action
  • Cultural dissonance

Four diversity types: dimensions in the workplace

Source: Diversity for Social Impact

Internal diversity

Internal diversity types are things a person is born into. They are things that none of us can change (in most cases).

Some examples of internal diversity includes but is not limited to:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • Ethnicity such as BIPOC (black, indigenous, person of colour)
  • Cultural diversity
  • Gender
  • Sexual appearance
  • Physical ability
  • Mental ability
External diversity

External means 'situated outside, apart, or beyond', in the context of diversity, it means things that are related to a person but the characteristics are not born with to the person but can be heavily influenced and controlled by us. Such diversity types are something that defines you as a person, that you or someone very close to you can help you to change or develop. 

Some examples of external diversity includes but is not limited to:

  • Interests
  • Education
  • Appearance
  • Citizenship
  • Geographic location
  • Family status
  • Spiritual/religious views
  • Relationship status
  • Socioeconomics status
  • Nationality
  • Experiences
Organisation workplace diversity

How diversity is impacting us positively in a diverse work environment. Of course, we have to talk about the factors that belong to the work or the organisations where we work.

Regardless you are working in a private, non-profit, public sector; or you work for free. You are in an organisation. The organization can be consists of 2 people, or 300,000 people, as long as it has more than one person, there is some sort of organisation diversity.

Some examples of organisational diversity includes but is not limited to:

  • Job function
  • Management status
  • Work location
  • Department
  • Seniority
  • Union affiliation
World view diversity

The last type of diversity is usually factors that we observe, we feel, we experience that shape our world views.

Each of us has more life outside of the workplace.

We travel, we have our beliefs, we embrace our culture, we have knowledge of the different types of history, we have different political beliefs and agenda.

Examples of different 'world view' types of diversity are:

  • Cultural events
  • Politics
  • History knowledge

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