It’s often thought that diversity in the workplace only involves race and gender, but in actual fact, diversity in the workplace is much broader than that. Your colleagues or employees differ in a number of ways, such as age, relationship status, education, and even their role in the business. It’s illegal to discriminate on a number of number of factors, such as race, gender, and age and although much has been done to tackle discrimination, stereotypes are still prevalent.
Stereotyping or labelling people is the result of making general assumptions about someone without finding out anything about them. It’s something we have no doubt all done, with several very common ones – such as baby boomers can’t adapt to new technology and changes, and that people who drive a van for a living are rude and unhelpful.…Continue reading