When discussing strategies for developing, maintaining and understanding multicultural organizations, it is important to remember that the strategies for success begin with you and extends to others. Here are some strategies and steps that I believe may assist you as you navigate through diverse environments.
Speak and act in ways that demonstrate that all people have equal value.
Stay aware of your personal biases and how they may impact your interactions with others.
Listen to and acknowledge others’ feelings and perspectives, even if they differ from your own.
If you wouldn’t do or say something around everyone, you probably shouldn’t do or say it around anyone.
When you realize that you have done or said something that may be considered offensive, make a genuine effort to recover.
Never be afraid to apologize. “I apologize. I didn’t mean that like it may have sounded.
Try to repair strained relationships by establishing or reiterating common goals.