What does diversity mean to different generations?

By Sue Bryant
13th November 2018

The makeup of the workplace today is very different to that of the past in terms of gender, ethnicity, attitude and behavior. The older generation can be credited with ushering in diversity. But what diversity actually means has changed – and will most likely continue to evolve as the last baby boomers retire and Generation Z enters the workforce….

Making your diversity training effective

By Terence Brake
10th October 2018

Research shows diversity training is not counter-productive as-long-as it triggers reward rather than threat responses. …

13 ways to develop cultural diversity

By Sue Bryant
21st May 2018

The UN’s World Day for Cultural Diversity takes place on 21st May, here are 13 ways to celebrate the day and develop your own cultural awareness….

What impact does culture have on different generations?

By Sue Bryant
18th May 2018

Today’s workplaces are highly diverse. People of different generations, cultures, genders and faiths are thrown together and expected to function as a team. Managers need to be extremely culturally sensitive to get all these people to work in harmony. Simply acknowledging differences is not enough to promote diversity; these differences need to be celebrated, not just tolerated.

The rewards are great; diverse teams have a greater breadth of experience, perspective and approaches to problem-solving. A diverse team may well be an asset, too, in that it is an accurate reflection of your customer base. But how do you achieve a truly inclusive environment in the workplace? Here are 10 suggestions….

10 tips on how to manage a diverse workforce

By Sue Bryant
8th May 2018

Today’s workplaces are highly diverse. People of different generations, cultures, genders and faiths are thrown together and expected to function as a team. Managers need to be extremely culturally sensitive to get all these people to work in harmony. Simply acknowledging differences is not enough to promote diversity; these differences need to be celebrated, not just tolerated.

The rewards are great; diverse teams have a greater breadth of experience, perspective and approaches to problem-solving. A diverse team may well be an asset, too, in that it is an accurate reflection of your customer base. But how do you achieve a truly inclusive environment in the workplace? Here are 10 suggestions….

Best countries for professional women

By Sue Bryant
8th May 2018

If you’re female, ambitious, value a work-life balance but feel there’s something lacking in your life, you’d be best off looking for a job in Sweden. …

Cultural stereotype or cultural prototype?

By Sue Bryant
23rd March 2018

Why do we make sweeping assumptions when it comes to dealing with other cultures? This is stereotyping, and it’s all too easy to do. Expecting all cultures to exhibit certain behaviors is our way of managing our own expectations of the unknown. We all have a need to categorize others and put them in context. Although a stereotypical view at its worst could be called a prejudice, not all stereotypes are bad, and stereotyping is not necessarily a negative activity. But it is a limiting one. …

How to develop your cultural curiosity

By Terence Brake
23rd February 2018

Without cultural curiosity we are closed to learning about others who are different from ourselves. In global business, this results in…