by Karen M. Sinson
Most people don't sit down at their desks and make a mental plan to discriminate, judge, or isolate their colleagues. Even so, these behaviors still exist in today's organizations. Understanding the presence of these biases is the first step to recognizing that diversity brings many advantages. Here is the self assessment that's helped millions of individuals in organizations improve working relationships among diverse co-workers and customers. How so? The Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP) is a powerful 24-item assessment that helps people to:
- Increase their awareness of the perceptions they have of others
- Assess the behaviors that most influence interaction with others
- Modify behaviors to build respect for others.
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