Wait, what has diversity got to do with soup??
…you wouldn’t make a soup with one thing in it and expect it to be good soup right?!?
We loved this analogy by Tina Fey in a recent interview with Oprah!
Diversity just makes things better.
We spent some time with a great groups of students from Wellington Catholic District School Board at a Skills Ontario event yesterday.
We designed an activity to help them experience the value of diversity.
First we had them solve a challenging problem on their own.
Then we did it again, but as a team.
We had some great discussion comparing the two experiences.
Some kids shared that they preferred working solo – no one to argue with!
Other students shared that they preferred working as a team. Having more people involved made solving the problem easier!
We all have natural tendencies and preferences when it comes to how we work.
Teamwork is a skill, a “muscle”, that can be developed, practiced, and grown.
And without teamwork, the value that diversity brings is lost.
Suddenly we’ve got a craving for some soup….with LOTS of ingredients 😉