Project Description

The need:
“We want our managers to discover more the power of diversity and to be able to apply it in the workplace.”

Essence:
We want to convert the frustrations about our differences in the mutual cooperation into making better use of this diversity.

Central theme:
Ensuring that our supervisors treat different personalities and opinions in a respectful manner. And that they promote diversity within the organisation and become ambassadors for it.

The programme

  • House of Commons debate on a number of statements about diversity in the workplace (young people versus older people, men versus women, different cultural backgrounds, …)
  • Sharing a testimonial
  • Role plays with an actor about differences in personality based on DISC®
  • Why it is dangerous to think that you have no prejudices
  • Discovering one’s own limiting thoughts and beliefs
  • In-depth study of intergenerational differences (based on Cultural Detective)
  • Role plays with an actor about using the power of the different generations in the workplace
  • Dealing with different emotions and resistance
  • Role plays with an actor about men – women, employees from different cultural backgrounds, different perspectives and emotions

The result achieved

  • Many eye-openers that make the participants think and make them more aware of their own behaviour and beliefs
  • Sharing personal stories and testimonials about the impact of diversity on the lives of the participants
  • A clear improvement of the communication skills based on the personal feedback from the role plays
  • A clearly noticeable enthusiasm and commitment to the theme of diversity