Welcome to Culture Matters

Diversity plays a key role in society with multiple facets of culture like age, gender, nationality and more that make up the underlying principles that influence diversity. Culture Matters is a project that’s supported by the Auckland Workers’ Educational Association and this site is designed to promote, encourage and assist a culturally diverse environment. Explore all the ways Culture Matters can help you by checking out our resources.

Why is understanding culture important when working with others?

An understanding of the concept of culture is useful if it helps us to recognise the values, assumptions and beliefs that we bring to our encounters with others. It can also help us to appreciate how others may be experiencing their engagement with us.

Both contribute to reducing the likelihood of cultural misunderstandings.