In today's world, we are confronted at every turn by differences. The methods we use to connect with others from different cultures, backgrounds, beliefs, and lifestyles must adapt as well. It has been proven that what breaks down barriers are opportunities to engage authentically - particularly when we see and experience positive, affirming connections cross-culturally.
We take a J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) approach to eliminating cultural barriers and the resulting negative impacts on organizations.
The presence of racism has infected the collective human body like a virus. The fact that it's normalized and permeates every facet of our society means it defies Band-Aids. The longer it is ignored, the worse it becomes. No magic pill will heal it nor will it disappear on its own.
It is time to reframe why we come together and how we dialogue about the nature of human interactions and relationships. The starting point has to be realizing how our biases emerge from systemic attitudes, many of which are unconscious, and inherited from our families, school and social circles. Once bias is revealed, the easier it is to shift our attitudes and move towards positive change, mending our relationships and doing some karmic cleanup! This helps us to find our way towards common ground, that place on which we can lay a stable foundation to support the vision we build together.
Cultural barriers have many
It's time for a new definition for D.E.I.!