The Importance of Words in an Inclusive Workplace
Humans are language-based creatures. Things exist for us because we have words to describe them. So, how have changes in our environment (technology, society, politics, culture, gender) impacted our words and their meaning(s)? And how does the existence of a word, or a phrase, impact us as human beings?
In this presentation, Val Swisher takes a look at the role that words play in our ability to understand others, and how we can better understand each other by being open to, acknowledging, and using different vocabularies.
Attendees will learn:
- How things manifest because we give them names, labels, and descriptions
- How evolving vocabularies impact how we see ourselves and how we relate to others
- How the content we craft is influenced by environmental language