Shep Englander — Federation Journal
Fundamental #26 — Embrace Diversity
EMBRACE DIVERSITY — Know and celebrate what makes each of us unique. Be curious about and welcome backgrounds and perspectives different from your own. Everyone has something they can contribute.
One of our core values is “inclusivity” which basically means embracing diversity.
Another one of our four core values is “community.” These two core values overlap because you cannot have a true community unless it is characterized by inclusivity. A community is supportive, healing and transformative only if that community members feel included regardless of their differences.
I am proud of all the ways our team is diverse. We just need to keep opening up to each other about who we are, what we care about and where our strengths are and aren’t. That creates a safe, supportive micro-community for us to work in and makes our work more enjoyable and more effective.
See here for Shep’s comments on all the fundamentals so far.