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What are some ways that you can encourage tolerance at work?

Developing a work environment where you and your coworkers can feel welcome, protected and valued is something that your employer should be actively striving for each day. One way that they can do this is by transforming their organizational culture to promote feelings of inclusion, respect and tolerance. Your involvement in this type of company culture can provide you with an incentive to do your best work, as well as a sense of pride that you are part of such a fantastic company in California. 

Tolerance is the ability to be accepting of other people regardless of differences in background, beliefs, values, physical appearance, gender, age and sexual orientation. While you may already maintain a degree of tolerance in your personal life, it can be difficult to work around others who may be less accepting of others and their unique traits. You can play an integral role in promoting your company's anti-discrimination policy through the way you treat others. 

When your coworkers see how effectively you are able to work with other people despite differences, they may also be more motivated to put differences aside and focus on mutual goals and the organization's vision. According to, an anti-discrimination policy is no good if no one is aware of it and employees have not been properly trained on its implementation. As such, be an active participant in training designed to promote tolerance and look for innovative ways that you can work more effectively with your coworkers. You may even consider giving some ideas of your own for how to encourage tolerance and productivity within your organization. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.   

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