Business Devotional: Why diversity is important in the workplace

By | January 13, 2011

Lisa Faulkner When we go to work in a company not owned and operated by us or our family, one of the common things we tend to do is to adapt our personality and behaviors to the workplace environment. This adaptation can be good for us if the workplace promoted behaviors will help us grow individually. However it can also be bad for us if the work environment is full of negativity and people with poor behavior. This business devotional will show us how God thinks about workplace diversity and how we should handle ourselves as Christians in a non Christian work environment.

Being a part of a workplace environment that is diverse and supports the use of your God given talents for the benefit of the organization. Matthew 25:15 (ESV) states “To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability.” Therefore we are each provided different talents and gifts and we should appreciate the diversity that God has provided in each of us here on this earth. God doesn’t want for us to bury our talents in the ground. He expects for us to use our talents to our maximum ability and show our appreciation to him for what he has provided us.

One of my friends Lisa Faulkner will be presenting in a seminar entitled “YOU ARE ABLE, GIFTED & TALENTED” at the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church (In The Youth Center) on January 20th. If you are in the Atlanta area, I definitely recommend that you take the gifts survey and attend this event and find out how you can utilize your gifts and talents effectively in the workplace.

Express your thoughts

I hope this business devotional has helped you evaluate your actions in the workplace. So what do you think? Does your workplace enable you to use you talents to your maximum ability or is it trying to get you to conform to someone elses values and talents?

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