Diversity it’s not always about skin color and ethnicity. It has a lot to do with values, experiences, culture, perspectives, and challenges behavior. For years I have been a regular user of gyms and have belonged to at least eight locations. There are many points in common between gyms and one of them is the variability of characteristics and behaviors of their members. Look at the diversity in these Gym characters.
At the gym’s front door every day when the place opens.
Focused, guided, unhindered, often in a hurry.
Shadow boxes in front of floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
It spontaneously breaks into a solo dance routine, often accompanied by singing.
Provides sometimes unsolicited advice on how to use equipment or perform a specific exercise.
Typically male, looking for a date or something similar.
Bearer of messages
Clothes to convey a product, an alma mater, a belief or a comic idea.
Going to the gym is a social event, a place to chat and show off workout clothing.
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Place personal items on or near the equipment while it is out to do something else.
He occupies the equipment while he is examining their cell phone.
You can hear it on the other side of the gym. Often accompanied by great gestures.
Excessively scrub equipment before (and possibly after) use.
The gym stereotype stands in front of a mirror examining muscle progress or deterioration.
Save daily hygiene for the gym: arranging your hair, removing spinach between your teeth; I’ve even seen a person apply a roll-on deodorant.
I hereby recommend the following to all government administrations, all university admissions offices, all human resources departments and all job interview groups.
Instead of focusing on the external characteristics of candidates, find out what gym character they are and your workforce will likely be more diverse than your current approaches are producing.
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