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17 April 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter
 
 
Our latest thinking
 
 
 
What Does Diversity Mean to Different Generations?
 
 
 
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.

For companies to function effectively, and happily, it is essential for each of the four generations currently in employment to understand how others perceive diversity – from the early days of gender and race relations to the newer concept of diversity being more about attitude, values and beliefs.

Click below to read our latest article that explains how different generations view and approach diversity.

 
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INFOGRAPHIC:
10 Tips on How to Manage a Diverse Workforce
 
 
 
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; a diverse workforce has a greater breadth of experience, perspective and approaches to problem-solving. A diverse workforce 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? Click the link below to read our 10 suggestions.

 
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CASE STUDY:
Leveraging Cultural Differences at Novartis
 
 
 
Novartis approached us to support the upskilling of their increasingly multi-cultural workforce.

A flatter more virtual operation had led to a change in the nature of inter-personal relationships with new skills needed in order to manage, lead and work globally.

In this environment, effective collaboration is critical. Of paramount importance is the need to develop effective global communication skills in order to navigate the added complexity of changing reporting lines and multicultural team working.


Click below to read our approach to overcoming this development challenge.

 
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Ebook series
By Terence Brake


As part of our ongoing commitment to the development of borderless working strategies, Terence Brake, our Head of Learning and Innovation, has written a series of insightful books.


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