Understanding and Appreciating Differences in Others

by Alan Ackmann

In Understanding and Appreciating Differences in Others, you'll learn about the numerous sources that create diversity, and how encouraging and appreciating differences leads to personal growth and agile, cohesive, and innovative workplace teams.

What you'll learn

Today’s workers are expected to be a meaningful, respectful part of the workplace community—which often means interacting with colleagues with backgrounds and identities quite different than their own. In Understanding and Appreciating Differences in Others, you will learn about the numerous and varied sources that create diversity. First, you'll learn about the range of forms that differences can take. Next, you'll learn about the benefits of differences in a workplace. Finally, you'll consider a plan for developing appreciation on an individual and institutional level. When you're finished with this course, you'll understand how encouraging and appreciating differences in others can lead to personal growth, as well as agile, cohesive, and innovative workplace teams.

About the author

Alan Ackmann teaches business and technical writing in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Department at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, where he lives with his wife and two children. His professional specialties include career development writing and the rhetoric of slideware and presentations. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging, reading, and singing (though not always in that order).

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