Daily English 1300 - Diversifying a Workforce
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Audrey: Have you seen these design ideas? They’re stale.
Simon: Maybe it’s time we diversified our workforce. It’s pretty homogenous right now.
Audrey: It’s not that homogeneous. We have people from different cultures and backgrounds, people who are bilingual and multicultural.
Simon: That’s not what I mean and you know it. We’re missing a huge demographic. Having more diversity will help us find new ways to tackle problems and come up with creative ideas.
Audrey: Are you saying we’ve become stodgy? I’m not adverse to change, you know.
Simon: I know that.
Audrey: But how will the rest of the company react?
Simon: I don’t know but a more diverse workforce will also prevent discrimination lawsuits. That’s the reality we live in.
Audrey: I really don't know. Do you really think hiring more men to design women’s bras is a good idea?
Simon: Of course. We have a unique appreciation for them.
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