Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) is a site created to encourage diversity, social and linguistic inclusion; share your vision, develop perspectives and raise fuller awareness in all of us. Feel free to post comments in your preferred language - this is your voice. Go ahead, you have nothing to lose but your 'hyphen'.The curator of these pages is a generation 1.5 who breathes in different languages and cultures, and is passionate about helping you thrive in an increasingly diverse society.
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“If everyone is thinking the same thing, then someone isn’t thinking at all.” If a group of people are considering something that matters, there will be some disagreement. Pursuing better solutions requires that we are willing and able to create social spaces where we can surface and recombinate those differences. We often avoid those differences because there is tension there. If you want the benefit that diversity brings, you have to be able to contain the tension that comes with it and that is where a lot of individuals and groups fall short. They avoid or deny differences because it is easier and safer. Even if we have an intuitive appreciation for the fact that different perspectives can be valuable, human nature can still get in the way. Things like stereotypes, assumptions, implicit association, attribution errors, and cognitive biases can have a profound impact on our considerations of others, regardless of our intentions.