What Is Diversity? - Exercise

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What Is Diversity? - Exercise

What Is Diversity?

Duration: 10 to 15 minutes.

Answer the following questions and then discuss as a class.

  1. True or False: Diversity is about helping minorities and only involves different races and cultures.
  2. Which of the following is an example of diversity in the workplace?
    1. A team of individuals that represent different generations.
    2. Men and women working together on a project.
    3. A department of employees from many different cultural backgrounds.
    4. A group of employees with varied levels of work experience and education.
    5. All of the above.
  3. Which of the following diversity terms means that someone is different but extraordinary?
    1. Different
    2. Unique
    3. Cultural Awareness
    4. Stereotype
  4. Which of the following diversity terms is a hurtful label that is attached to certain groups because of a certain characteristic or genetic background?
    1. Different
    2. Unique
    3. Cultural Awareness
    4. Stereotype

Solution:

  1. False. Diversity does include different races and cultures, but it also includes much more, like gender, age, parental status, and more.
  2. E. All of the listed examples are accurate representations of diversity in the workplace. Diversity includes many different characteristics of people.
  3. B. Unique
  4. D. Stereotype
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