DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Rise Above Silence

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

Greeting people is a small gesture that makes a big difference. When walking into the office or passing a familiar face in the hallway, saying "Good Morning" or "Hello" is the basic ingredient of building a community at Maryland. Though it seems obvious, we often walk by people we see regularly without saying a word. Perhaps we do not wish to intrude, interrupt, or we feel awkward. Regardless of the reason, a greeting conveys respect and kindness' more is always better. Most people will respond with a warm greeting in return.

--Contributed by Mark Brimhall-Vargas, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Diversity Officer

For more information, contact:
Jenny Denton
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
+1 301 405 6810

www.diversity.umd.edu




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