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M7.2 Discussion: Better Together GECC

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Last week we discussed our personal career futures. This week we’ll focus on the broader societal landscape and what value diversity and inclusion play in the future of work. Diversity in the workplace does not just refer to race, sex, religion, class, and age. A commitment to a diverse working environment also acknowledges the importance of the diversity of perspectives, cultures, backgrounds, and strengths.  

Begin by reading pages 7.1-7.7 of the webtext for this week and viewing the video, “Inclusion Starts with I”, below. Then read Four Diversity and Inclusion Disruptors in The Future of Work (Links to an external site.)

Accenture. (2017). Inclusion starts with an I. (Links to an external site.) YouTube. [Video: 3:28 minutes]. Transcripts Download Transcripts.

Discussion Instructions

Initial Post: Then, by Thursday of Module 7, create an initial post that responds to each of the prompts below:  

  • Have you ever encountered a situation like the ones highlighted in the video? How did it impact you?  
  • What demographic groups, backgrounds, or perspectives are underrepresented in your career field? Why? 
  • What are the benefits of working in diverse groups? What are the challenges?  

Your initial post should refer to evidence from at least one source (please cite your source in your post).

You will not be able to see posts written by your classmates until you create your initial post.

Replies:  Then, from Friday through Sunday of Module 7, reply to your classmates’ initial posts and engage with them in a conversation about the future of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Do you think our workplaces will become more or less diverse and inclusive in the future? Why? Please be sure to reply to at least two of your peers’ posts.