|Difference brings a richness of ideas, the highest quality solutions, and opportunities to continually expand our possibilities and challenge our capacities. Research demonstrates that diversity, done well, makes us smarter, better, more interesting.|
|Distrust, misperceptions, and conflicts related to difference too often impair success and productivity, decrease satisfaction and well-being, and undermine cohesion – creating limitations rather than possibility. As situations erode, participants withdraw, systemic problems increase, and problematic behaviors become more likely.|
Diversity’s potential is realized
when interactions across difference are motivated, facilitated, resourced, and understood.