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….

The effects of culture on productivity

By Julia Gaspar-Bates
8th November 2018

How does culture affect our levels of productivity? In today’s global environment people are increasingly working together across cultures, often without truly understanding the underlying differences that may be unintentionally sabotaging them. In too many cases, people assume that if they work for the same organization or speak the same language then they will have the same objectives and goals. However, while the end goals may be the same, the path to reach them often takes many hazardous twists and turns. In some cases, this may result in increased levels of frustration and stress, lack of motivation and productivity and misunderstandings that ultimately affect the bottom line. In worst case scenarios, it can also sever a professional relationship or partnership where one of the parties is left feeling perplexed as to what happened….

11 tips for developing cultural agility as a leader

By Sue Bryant
5th November 2018

Cultural agility is a valuable asset in today’s global marketplace. To some, a curiosity about other cultures and an enthusiasm for adapting to them comes naturally. Others, though, need to learn the necessary skills to operate in a global environment. As leaders lead by example, this is particularly important for those managing a global team. Here are a few pointers….

What is cultural intelligence?

By Terence Brake
29th October 2018

First there was IQ, then EQ, now there’s CQ – cultural intelligence, and it’s a skill everyone must have to function effectively across different cultures….

How our clients use Country Navigator

By Terence Brake
27th October 2018

Country Navigator can be used in many ways across organizations. Here’s a few examples of how our clients use Country Navigator. …

When businesses embrace a global mindset they get better results

By Christian
22nd October 2018

No matter whether you are expanding your business into foreign markets, trying to recruit the best candidates from a diverse talent pool, leading a multinational (and perhaps remote) team of people, or ensuring your marketing and branding messages are received in the intended way: cultural competence and having a global mindset – your ability to work and relate effectively across cultures and behavioral norms – is a key business skill….

The importance of intercultural understanding

By Terence Brake
22nd October 2018

Intercultural training is becoming more important than we might have imagined and in today’s borderless world, where cultures increasingly connect and collide, the art of finding distinctive or even unique characteristics of any national culture is becoming even harder….