Cultural Tips
 

Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Platinum Rule: "Treat others the way they want to be treated."
The Platinum Rule accommodates the feelings of others.

Cultural Awareness is
• Realizing that people belong to a diverse range of cultures and that they will:
• Hold different values
• Behave in different ways
• Have different ways of seeing the world and living their lives
• Having resources to relate positively to people from diverse backgrounds
• Appreciating the contribution that different groups make

Becoming Culturally Competent is Realizing
• Cultures are not right or wrong, just different
• Each culture has its own logic
• Cultures are changing
• Cultural generalizations do not explain the individual
• There may be 90% similarities between cultures, it’s the differences that cause problems

Experimental studies show that awareness of our biases together with strong internal motivations to respond without prejudice, effectively reduces prejudicial behaviour.

Inclusion
• A climate where all people feel valued, respected, and included across all of our differences
• A place where talented people choose to work
• Inclusion is achieved when everyone is treated with dignity and respect