I apply most of these relationship-building skills provided in the list, but for this discussion, I will focus on inclusion and diversity in school. The increased globalization requires people to develop the necessary skills to interact effectively with others (Ritzer, 2011). The term diversity involves understanding the differences that exist among a group of people because of their age, nationality, culture, race, religion, level of education, and perceptions, among other parameters. In contrast, inclusion entails understanding the differences in people and learning how to make them comfortable in a setting.
I use these two concepts in school since we have students, teaching staff, and non-teaching staff who are diverse in many ways. For example, we differ in terms of age, cultural backgrounds, religions, and perceptions. It requires me to practice a high level of tolerance to work effectively with students from diverse cultures with minimal conflicts. Diversity allows individuals to accommodate other people regardless of their unique characteristics (McShane, 2017). I have learnt to accommodate other students and staff even though they portray differences in terms of perceptions about many issues in life. For instance, I have been in group discussions that comprised students from diverse cultures, and we differed on our opinions about life values, work ethics, and business ideals, among other areas. I also try to include other people in my social circles, especially those from minority ethnic groups, to ensure they are not segregated in the classroom.
Response to a Peer
I agree with your post that respect and trust are crucial in building relationships at home. A child must trust and respect his or her parents for him to make a cordial friendship with them. However, parents must also reciprocate these behaviors for children to respect and trust them accordingly.
McShane, K. (2017). Getting used to diversity? Immigration and trust in Sweden. Economics Bulletin, 37(3), 16.
Ritzer, G. (2011). Globalization: The Essentials. New York: John Wiley & Sons.