What does it mean to be different? There’s plenty of people talking about our differences, and the importance of embracing differences.
So, why is different such a big problem still?
While different brings a range of ideas, skills and creativity to a team, it can also be accompanied by discomfort.
If people are all acting differently, it can be difficult to predict what’s going to happen. The uncertainly can leave people feeling anxious and unsure.
If we’re going to overcome our differences, we need to first embrace the discomfort our differences create.
The discomfort is a doorway to talking about and learning from our differences. Only once people can talk about their differences will they learn to work with them.
You’ve got this.