No matter who you are, you’re going to have to work with people who are different from you. You’re going to have to sell to people who are different from you, and buy from people who are different from you, and manage people who are different from you.
To bring Chinese music to an African American church, it means that when we leave Chinatown we are promoting our culture. If we stay in Chinatown, we’re only preserving it. If you’re going to promote cultural understanding, it has to be to all people of all walks of life.
More and more, organizations can remain competitive only if they can recognize and obtain the best talent; value the diverse perspectives that come with talent born of different cultures, races, and genders; nurture and train that talent; and create an atmosphere that values its workforce.
Lewis Brown Griggs and Lente-Louise Louw
Authors, Valuing Diversity: New Tools For A New Reality