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‘Diversity and Inclusion’ … Seriously?

‘Diversity and Inclusion’ … Seriously? Every self-respecting large organisation these days has somebody with responsibility for “Diversity and Inclusion” or perhaps “Inclusion and Diversity” policy. Their job titles may occasionally even describe them as strategists. It goes without saying that their websites and annual reports will emphasize their efforts in creating a more ‘inclusive’ organisation. Read More

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Understanding Diversity

Understanding Diversity It’s genuinely refreshing to hear a world leader speaking out positively and constructively on Diversity as Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada did at Davos last week: “Diversity is the engine of invention. It generates creativity that enriches the world.” And perhaps this will help create a drive towards a genuine understanding of Read More

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“Where are you from?” … The Question that is so often asked yet has such limited meaning …

“Where are you from?” … The Question that is so often asked yet has such limited meaning … I recently gave an interactive keynote session entitled “Re-framing and Re-sensing: Towards a Borderless World” at the International Cultural Education Symposium in St. Pölten, Austria. Using cultureQs, delegates were provoked to reflect on the background to their Read More

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Seven Core Layers of Culture

Seven Core Layers of Culture Influencers of our Interactions in an Organisational Context   Few concepts in the organisational world are as misunderstood as “culture”. All too frequently, it is relegated to the sphere of so-called “soft skills” … those things that ‘don’t really matter in business’. Still today, in the second decade of the Read More