18 Aug 2021 | David Livermore
It's harder to get things done on a diverse team. But with moderate to high levels of cultural intelligence, diverse teams can outperform homogeneous teams in a number of important ways.
24 Sep 2018 | David Livermore
Emotions are universal. But the ways in which different cultures express them are not. So what’s considered appropriate in one culture could get you in trouble if blindly applied to colleagues and friends elsewhere.
22 Nov 2017 | David Livermore
Clashing expectations are the main source of conflict in almost any relationship. And nowhere is that more true than on diverse teams, where intercultural challenges mean that the potential for misalignment is even greater.
16 May 2017 | David Livermore
Companies are chasing diverse candidates. But how can those candidates use cultural intelligence to help them find the kind of employer who will include their perspectives as a critical part of their strategy rather than using them to up their diversity counts?
16 Sep 2016 | David Livermore
Too many diversity initiatives fail because they’re based on a punitive, ‘shame on you’ posture. What we need is a strategic, hope-filled approach emphasizing what we all gain from more diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities.
23 Sep 2015 | David Livermore
Diversity of thought, work style, function and age are all important forms of difference. But not all diversity is equal. The two types of diversity that matter most are visible diversity and under-representation.
07 Nov 2013 | David Livermore
Being culturally intelligent doesn't mean you need to be a cultural chameleon. In fact retaining our differences can actually make us stronger, and trying to adapt to another culture is sometimes inauthentic or even insulting.
09 Oct 2013 | Brian Amble
Hiding fundamental truths about yourself at work – such as your sexual orientation – also affects the basic mental, physical and interpersonal skills you need to do your job, new research suggests.
20 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble
The numbers of women and people from racial minorities serving on America's corporate boards may have increased over the past decade, but the influential elite holding multiple board positions remains a white, male closed-shop. New research explores why.
16 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble
Diversity is a fact of life in the American workplace. Half of American workers now come into contact with people from different cultural and religious backgrounds when they are at work, and with this increased rate of interaction comes an increased risk of religious conflict.
14 Sep 2012 | David Livermore
Cultural diversity creates one of the best opportunities for innovation but it can also be one of the biggest roadblocks if it isn't handled with cultural intelligence. For example, in meetings the whole idea of 'speaking up' is interpreted differently depending upon your cultural background.
30 Aug 2012 | Brian Amble
A 10-year study of British companies has found that you are about four times as likely to be appointed as a director if you are a member of the same golf club as a serving member of the board.
07 Feb 2011 | David Livermore
The globalized world offers a sea of opportunities and challenges. But trying to do 'business as usual' when working across borders is a recipe for failure – which is why cross-cultural training is a strategic imperative, not a 'nice-to-have'.
12 Jul 2010 | Jane Gunn
Difference and diversity can be seen as a threat in organisations and teams but here are three important things you can do to discover the magic of difference.
28 May 2009 | Nic Paton
Unless they involve men in their gender equality efforts, organisations will never reap the full benefits of having workplaces that are truly diverse.
18 Aug 2008 | Derek Torres
US census data revealing that white Americans will be in the minority by 2050 also has some pretty big implications for the workplace.
11 Jun 2007 | Julia Middleton
I'm tired of the usual conversations about diversity which never go beyond statistics, ticking boxes and categories of race, gender or age. The essence of real diversity is difference - and that means embracing different ways of behaving, thinking and seeing the world.
21 Feb 2007 | Nic Paton
British businesses are sceptical about the benefits of a multi-cultural workforce and have little interest in employing people from ethnic minorities, a new report has found.
18 Jan 2007 | Nic Paton
Managers may talk a good talk about diversity but the majority are still white males, with a fifth of Americans saying they know someone who has been denied a job, raise or promotion because of their race or gender.
14 Dec 2006 | Nic Paton
American workers are increasingly demanding the right to bring their faith into the workplace, a trend that poses challenges – and opportunities – for U.S employers