What does diversity mean to different generations?

By Sue Bryant
18th June 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….

Can where you live impact your longevity?

By Sue Bryant
23rd 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….

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….

Why do Brits love to queue?

By Sue Bryant
2nd May 2018

Is it just a phenomenon of English-speaking countries? The British are famous for their habit of queuing, as are the Canadians. Americans will wait in line and become extremely agitated if somebody cuts in. Yet in China, standing patiently in a queue is a sign of weakness. The strongest, and most successful get to the front. And anybody who has tried to board a train in India will be familiar with the stampede that happens as soon as the doors open.

Different cultures have different attitudes to queuing. Here’s a quick trip around global queuing habits….

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. …

International Women’s Day: 6 tips to empower women in the workplace

By Sue Bryant
7th March 2018

March 8 is International Women’s Day, when the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women are celebrated worldwide. International Women’s Day first took place in 1911, as a result of the suffragette movement, with marches and rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained and hold public office….

Hygge: How to get happy like the Danes

By Sue Bryant
11th January 2018

Danes consider hygge a defining part of their cultural identity. Some even claim this appreciation of cosiness is what makes them top of surveys about the world’s happiest people….

Want to live longer? Move to Italy 

By Sue Bryant
10th July 2017

According to the recently published Bloomberg Global Health Index, Italians have got something right, as they come out top, as the healthiest people in the world. …