Whitepaper: The Relationship Between Versatility and Diversity

What is Diversity?


Many organizations are placing emphasis on increasing workforce diversity and implementing diversity training programs to enhance employees’ awareness of issues related to diversity. However, achieving the desired results from such training programs can be challenging and may leave individuals uncertain about how to effectively leverage diversity. An article in Training Magazine suggests that the most effective diversity training approaches treat diversity as an inclusive process, rather than limiting it to traditional definitions, recognizing that diversity encompasses any dimension that differentiates one person or group from another. This inclusive definition underscores the importance of educating individuals about harnessing these differences to drive business success.


SOCIAL STYLE, a model designed to describe variations and commonalities in people’s natural behaviors and work preferences, plays a role in understanding and embracing diversity. SOCIAL STYLE’s overarching goal is to teach individuals how to manage these preferences to enhance productivity and effectiveness. It has been observed over many years of research and practice that each Social Style exhibits specific strengths that contribute to professional success. However, what is considered a strength for one person might cause stress for another. Effective collaboration at the team and organizational levels requires individuals of all Social Styles to work together, necessitating an understanding of fundamental Style differences and how to manage them.

Notably, regardless of an individual’s ethnicity, age, or nationality, their behavioral preferences result in a particular SOCIAL STYLE. Extensive data collection by TRACOM across diverse regions has revealed that people’s Style behaviors can be described independently of gender, age, ethnicity, or nationality. This insight highlights the power of understanding other people’s Social Styles as a fundamental gateway to fostering effective working relationships and achieving success in a diverse environment. In conclusion, an inclusive approach to diversity, combined with understanding SOCIAL STYLE, can guide organizations and individuals in navigating the complexities of diverse workforces and fostering an environment that values and leverages differences for the collective benefit.