The Problem

Diverse Perspectives Consulting, LLC helps individuals, groups, and organizations navigate challenges to communication that stem from differences in worldviews and perspectives.

Although there is some overlap, this work isn't about resolving differences in how members of different parties vote. It is much broader. It is about how we talk to one another on sensitive and controversial topics, particularly those that touch identity in all its forms. Those issues include diversity, microaggressions, white privilege, affirmative action, anti-racism, and immigration.

​Why Does My Business, Group, or Organization Need This?

 

  • Because to create a cooperative and inclusive culture, you need to remind people of what they have in common

  • Because you want to create an environment where innovation and communication thrive

  • Because the public sphere has become increasingly politicized.

  • Because individuals, and therefore teams, are diverse and they have to be able communicate effectively with one another if they are to function well

  • Because a greater appreciation for a diversity of perspectives, in addition to its other benefits, can help minimize the likelihood of costly accusations of bias along these lines, such as those faced by Google and Facebook

The Solution

At Diverse Perspectives Consulting, LLC, we ground our approach in an emphasis on questions, curiosity, and humility. We offer seminars, workshops, targeted problem-solving, and other specialized services. Our focus is on improving communication across differences in perspectives and worldviews. Find out more here.

The consequences of not addressing the problem 

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Communication breakdowns
Assumptions about intent
Walking on eggshells
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Self censorship
Reluctance to take risks

Benefits

Open communication opens workplaces to a wider range of perspectives, which brings:

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Innovation
Higher productivity
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Lower turnover
Stronger networks & relationships
The avoidance of groupthink

WHAT THEY SAY

"This course has been an outstanding exploration of the dichotomy between bigots and snowflakes and between extremes of the political spectrum as well as, and possibly more importantly, the middle and the grey areas. My biggest takeaways...are the importance of humility and admitting when you do not know something, the importance of diversity of opinions and ideas (especially when those ideas are contrary to mainstream thought), and a reinforced understanding that nothing is quite as black and white as it is often made out to be."

—Joseph Kreiling, student in Bigots & Snowflakes class