Diversity is a critical element to the continued growth and benefit of virtually all professional endeavors. This is because it brings different opinions and ways of looking at concepts and solving problems to the table. Diversity saves businesses from one-dimensional attributes and breeds innovation, which, in turn, breeds business success.
So how does a business go about encouraging the seeds of diversity to grow from within? Aside from other, progressive hiring and management techniques, one of the best ways to foster diversity and the acceptance of it in the workforce is through games. There are many fun ways in which to promote diversity as well as open cohesion of it in the employee force. For those looking for a little guidance in this realm, here are some of the best games to play in the workplace in order to promote ultimate diversity and all of its benefits.
One great way to foster understanding and acceptance of one another is through positional swapping. Even just one hour of a job swap game can really go the distance in this area. The more diverse the jobs and people fulfilling them are here, the better it is for the outcome of the swap.
Another fun way to spread the diversity concept is by way of holding a culture fair or a similar event. Over the course of a day, a week, or any other time frame found to most suitable, encourage employees to bring to work and display some vestiges of their cultural background. Employees can also be encouraged to visit and learn of others’ displays via prizes and other fun incentives.
Have You Ever?
Have You Ever? is a fun game that encourages diversity through communication and the sharing of experience. Management can prearrange a question set which can then be designated to specific employees or dipped into randomly during the game. This activity works the very best in larger groups.
There are many kinds of unique games that are popularly played in different countries and religions around the world. Schedule a multicultural game day in which employees can bring in and play these different games from around the world. Management can also improve this activity by providing employees with games and materials.
Diversity is an important aspect to business today. This is increasingly true as world populations grow and the resulting diffusion and blending of people continues to take place. To stay abreast in the workplace, consider fun activities like these in order to foster ultimate diversity. For additional guidance on diversity in the workplace, check out this great, government-sponsored self-guided course on the subject.