“Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.” ― Mary Parker Follett
The Bay Club is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, where all associates feel supported and valued. In this month’s Diversity and Inclusion Education Series, we are having conversations about cultural differences. Culture refers to the characteristics and beliefs of a group. It encompasses social habits, language, food, dress, music, art, and more. Culture is a way of life and heavily influences our day-to-day interactions with one another.
This series explores the visible and hidden elements of culture. We’ll also examine stereotypes and other cultural assumptions to enhance cross-cultural awareness and gain a better understanding of our own cultural tendencies and how others perceive them. This allows us to benefit from different perspectives and life experiences as we collaborate to achieve our company goals.
You can find everything you need for this month’s Education Series by clicking the links below:
- Education Series Resources + Cultural Differences Quiz – Participation in the Education Series is entirely voluntary; however, all Associates who review the educational resources and complete the quiz will be entered to win a Bay Club Wine & Cheese Basket! So let’s see how you score. Participants must complete the quiz by or before Friday, October 1, 2021, to be entered into the drawing, good luck!
- Note: Hourly Associates are paid for their participation and should be mindful that this time does not result in overtime.
- Coffee Chat Schedule – All associates are invited to join us from September 16, 2021 –September 28, 2021, as Task Force members will be hosting “Coffee Chats” to discuss the topic of Cultural Differences. We would love for all our associates to use their voices, be part of the discussion, and join us on the journey of learning and growing together.