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A team meeting about diversity

Listen to a team meeting about diversity to practise and improve your listening skills.

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In these days, we are connected with a lot of people from different areas of the world. You can know people from other countries even other areas of your birth country. Is important that we are aware about it. No matter how are your thought or your way of life, you have to respect others thought and ways of life.
We have got a diverse team. We are from different countries and different kind of people. There are males, females, old and young people. It's funny in christmas when we share our traditions.

The Importence Of Diversity

Racism has been the reason for a lot of wars and conflicts in the world for years. During these wars, people killed others who had different colours, ideas, and religions. Why?
Why couldn't we learn how to live together? I don’t understand why we don’t accept that people have different colours, religions and ideas .
But nowadays a lot of companies in the world have many staff are from different countries, religions, ideas etc.
These companies try to prevent conflicts among their own staff by arranging seminars, common holidays and cocktails. Diversity of religions, colours and ideas are not important as much as old times for modern day people. That’s a good development.
I think that making common activities like that help to improve friendship and solidarity among staff.

I had a diverse workplace when I attended to the internship period. There were people with different beliefs, ideas and perspectives. Fortunately, we had weekly meetings so as to define the activities and new solutions to problems, according to each category and the people's role. The diversity helped our team by doing some researches, plans and reports more effectively and quickly, since it increased new ways of doing them.

In my country there is a very diverse population. We've all lived together in peace for years . We can share our pain, happiness and hopes. I think if people respected other people's differences, the Earth could be like a palace. Nowadays we fight as one world against the COVID-19 and I believe that we have to know that our differences are not more important than life.
We have only one world and we have tou share it.

In my organization, we have a big diverse team; everyone has his own beliefs and background and we all respect each other.

In this case you should clearly find out the positive results out it.
Specially innovation and creativity, is it so?

My workplace is diverse in the way we have differences about our beliefs, religions, behaviours and ages. We believe that diversity benefit us when we need to find solutions for our clients, ¡that is really good!

How diverse is your workplace? How can diversity benefit your tea
My workplace is not so diversity but we have some paople that they think in a different way, about how to do its work well done. We can take advance of this because they can bring good ideas to solve problem happens in the company.

I'm sure that diversity is most important for making innovations and realize them. Cause different people have a different ways to solve the problems.
So human resources have to create new ideas and organize team-building sessions for consolidate diferent peoples.

As far as I concerned, that diversity that's a thing that makes the team really productive and competitive. I've been working in a big international company and I know a lot about the value of diversity team with members from the whole world. If we will be politeness and try to understand other colleagues with different from your point of view - we can be great team-players.
So, I believe that only a team with a wide circle of different views among ourselves can create some really unique and outstanding.

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