Embracing diversity can be a rather complex issue. Many people claim to be open-minded and welcoming of others, but in reality are not as tolerant as they think. Because there is no room for discrimination in today’s workplace, organizations are wise to periodically brush up on their diversity and inclusion training.
The animated and entertaining video A Peacock in the Land of Penguins provides an excellent refresher. This video reminds viewers to appreciate people whose personalities and backgrounds are different from their own. It emphasizes the dangers of conformity while showing the organizational success that can be achieved when all individuals are able to utilize their unique strengths and knowledge.
It paints a vivid picture of why organizations must overcome the tendency to stick with “the way we’ve always done it”, and shows how things like problem solving and innovation benefit from the inclusion of all types of opinions, input and expertise.
This video is a must see for any employee. It is powerful for non-managers who work on diverse teams as well as for upper management and executives who are responsible for building a tolerant and welcoming organizational culture.