Contact between groups reduces prejudice

Have lunch with a person in another position or department that you don’t know so well and discuss a common challenge you have at work. The lunch partner could also be a customer or a competitor. It might help to review with a colleague what issues you might discuss with the other party. 
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Contact between groups reduces prejudice

Meeting and socializing across group boundaries reduces prejudice. This was observed by researchers Thomas Pettigrew and Linda R. Tropp in a meta-analysis of 515 studies. The effect is visible for prejudices based on different types of group affiliation. This may be, for example, profession, ethnicity, age, sexuality, or physical disability. It is best when there is a need to cooperate with the other group, such as to complete a task.