Ideas & Inspiration

  • Australia’s favourite celebration of cultural diversity in the workplace will return in 2023 with the dates now confirmed!   A Taste of Harmony will take place from: Monday 20 March until Friday 31 March 2023.   It’s a really important time for Australians to come together, stay connected and celebrate the cultural diversity in workplace teams. We’ll More >
  • This year, A Taste of Harmony is partnering with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s (ASRC) Feast for Freedom and it is now part of our program of events on offer to participants.   Like A Taste of Harmony, Feast for Freedom is a celebration of good food and great company with recipes gifted to participants More >
  • A Taste of Harmony is predominantly a workplace event, but after such a wonderful experience at her workplace, one participant decided it was also worth taking it home. This is especially relevant during a period when so many of us have had to spend so much time at home.   Emily Beraldo organised a highly

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  • The EdSmart team is an incredibly diverse bunch who embrace their differences to work better together. First hearing about A Taste of Harmony several years ago, for Fiona it was a no-brainer to take part, and to this day it remains a popular occasion on the EdSmart workplace calendar.   In 2021, while in the middle

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  • Support for our government, trust in our fellow citizens and economic satisfaction are driving an optimistic outlook for Australian society, according to the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute’s 2021 Mapping Social Cohesion Report.   Released on Tuesday 30 November, the report is produced by Emeritus Professor Andrew Markus AO from Monash University and the Social Research

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  • Himanshi Munshaw Luhar of Foodie Trials   Nearly 50% of Australians are born overseas or have one parent born overseas. We speak almost 300 different languages and we are a melting pot of culture. There is no better way of getting people together than over a plate of food and that is why I feel

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  • Following the many challenges of the global pandemic, organisations will be assessing how they work and identifying what can be done remotely – or indeed differently – and as they do, the question of workplace culture and relationships cannot be avoided.    People have been missing human connection in the workplace and creating opportunities that

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  • By Felicity Menzies, Principal Consultant and CEO of Include-Empower.Com   Initiatives such as A Taste of Harmony and Harmony Day, held each year in March, provide us with a unique opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity of our nation, and most commonly, our workplaces.   Australia is the world’s second most multicultural nation, tied with Switzerland behind Luxembourg

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  • The annual Christmas party is one of the most anticipated events on the social calendar for businesses. But what happens if you work in a team that includes people from different cultures, including some who don’t celebrate Christmas? How can you make everyone feel included?   The team at A Taste of Harmony, in collaboration

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  • A Taste of Harmony invites workplace teams to get together over morning tea or lunch to try different foods and share stories about their cultural background.  Events can be held physically or virtually and don’t need to be fancy!   In light of COVID-19, we are encouraging all workplaces to ensure any A Taste of

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  • Australia’s biggest celebration of cultural diversity in the workplace is set to return from 14 – 25 March 2022 with more ways than ever for small businesses to take part! When people feel included at work, employee innovation and productivity increases, while absenteeism falls. Yet one in five people experience discrimination in workplaces of all

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