Celebrating Cultural Diversity at Maple Services: Insights from a Fijian-Indian Employee
As a HR Coordinator in Maple Services Head office, Priya Prasad is an integral member of our team. Her cultural and religious background, as well as her personal values, shape her approach to her work and interactions with colleagues.
Priya was born in Fiji and moved to Australia when she was 8 years old. She is of Fijian-Indian heritage and follows Hinduism as her religion. She is fluent in English and Hindi, and has a beginner-level knowledge of Korean. She is proud of her cultural heritage and enjoys sharing her traditions and practices with others. Some common practices in her culture include Puja, which is a form of prayer, and different festivals that are celebrated throughout the year. She also enjoys practicing yoga and meditation.
Within her family, Priya and her loved ones participate in different festivals, including Diwali, Holi, and Navratri. These festivals begin with a prayer and are followed by a feast, music, and dance, bringing everyone together. Priya loves the festive traditions of her culture and the sense of togetherness and interconnectedness they bring.
Priya’s religious beliefs also play a significant role in her life. She loves the concept of Dharma, which relates to one’s duty of responsibilities and care. Her cultural and religious background, along with her personal values, make her an excellent fit for Maple Services. She joined our team because of our workplace culture, which is supportive and values celebrating individuals of different backgrounds, disabilities, and cultures.
Moreover, cultural diversity in the community is also essential to Priya. She believes that it allows us to view different perspectives and ideologies that form an individual’s beliefs. This understanding helps us create an inclusive society where we can celebrate each other’s differences and create a better world.
At Maple Services, we embrace cultural diversity, and Priya is a valued member of our team. Our core values of assisting and celebrating individuals of different backgrounds, disabilities, and cultures align with Priya’s personal values. Cultural diversity in the workplace is essential to Priya, as it welcomes everyone from various backgrounds and celebrates everyone collectively.