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Diversity means different things to different individuals, governments and societies

Perceptions of diversity change along with individual perspectives. See for yourself:

  • Individual Perspectives
  • Societal Perspectives
  • The diversity of Diversity

Phenomenon diversity

Diversity describes the reality that people are in many ways different – and in some ways similar. Thus, Diversity stands for individuality. (diversity)

Attitude Open-Mindedness

Diversity embodies our attitudes towards otherness and our awareness of the impact that being different has on our daily interactions. (valuing diversity)

Tool Public Management

The management of diversity encourages us to acknowledge both internally and in action the differences we see. It also helps civic organisations to use these differences in a way that will improve the overall welfare of the state and of society. (managing diversity)

Organisational and Civic Culture of Inclusion

Diversity encourages the complete and consistent integration of inclusion into your organisation’s culture. The uniqueness of every member is highly valued in all areas of both your organisation and of society.

Core Dimensions

There are six universally relevant and fundamental factors that people generally cannot change about themselves: ability/disability, age, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs and sexual orientation. These make up the core dimensions of any Diversity initiative.

Additional Dimensions

Your organisation or institution needs to decide the importance it will give to additional diversity factors. Effective categories are: Organisation, Market & Consumption, Work & Employment and Personal & Lifestyle.