Village of 100, 3rd Edition

This training favourite asks the simple question:

If we shrank the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing ratios remaining the same, what would it look like? How many would be non-white; how many would be white? How many would have electricity; how many would be heterosexual? What percentage would be wealthy; how many disabled?

When you think about the earth’s population in terms of these smaller numbers, it becomes a powerful metaphor for the population of our own workplace and dramatically shows the need for tolerance and understanding in a diverse society.

Key Learning Points:

  • The importance of diversity
  • Understanding the diverse workplace
  • The value of accepting others’ differences
  • How we ourselves are part of the diversity of the world