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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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Language level

Intermediate: B1


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.

We've got a really diverse team. We have people of different nationalities, religions male and female, young and old.
Diversity is a significant factor in keeping workers happy and retaining them.
Businesses that emphasize diversity as part of their companies policy are actually more profitable.
Employees ultimately feel more comfortable at work despite their difference, noting that a commitment to their culture is a commitment to them.
Teams that are able to talk out their differences and discuss cultures ultimately grow closer. Accepting diversity makes a teem creative and innovative. It also makes the team more akin to family and community, versus somewhere to pick up a paycheck.

PS: In my text above I wrote a sentence " Employees ultimately feel.....
Is this sentence correct? or should I write "Ultimately employees feel....
Thank you

Hello Nikolaos

Both word orders are fine, though I think putting 'ultimately' first is a little more natural. If you put 'ultimately' first, there should be a comma after it: 'Ultimately, employees feel ...'

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Well, I am a teacher and I believe that diversity is necessary to promote a human education. Our society needs more people aware of the value of different cultures, traditions and beliefs, because these can help improve things. For example, in my country, Colombia, indigenous communities have a respectful relationship with the land and the environment. They believe that natural resources, such as water, are gods, and should take care of them. However, indigenous people are often victims of displacement and murder because of their beliefs. This is a shameful and unfortunate situation, and teachers have many things to do about it.

Diversity in workplace can have postive impact on business if it's well adressed by managers. The difference in culture, in habits, religion, accent and in mother langage doesn't have relationship with work performance. So rules must be written by managers based on egality, integrity and respect. This is a requirement to build a work environment where every employee can make the maximum effort and bring added values to acheive his objectives and contribute to acheive the global employer's business objectives. This also gives the employees the same opportunities to evolve and be satisfied.

Although there are many cultures and religions in my country, the problem of diversity has not caused much trouble.