Think about some of the attitudes, ideas and beliefs that people from other cultures have that are different to yours.You may have developed a set of attitudes about the behaviour and rights of people from other countries; in this case, your frame of reference could well influence the way you work with others.As national politics and discourse seem to grow more inward looking and divisive across America and Europe in 2017, successful businesses must continue to think inclusively and globally.Embracing cultural diversity in the workplace is an important first step for businesses that want to be competitive on an international scale.
Could you imagine, really imagine, this person managing this project?
A variety of viewpoints along with the wide-ranging personal and professional experience of an international team can offer new perspectives that inspire colleagues to see the workplace—and the world—differently.
Diversity of thought has been shown to breed creativity and drive innovation, helping to solve problems and meet customer needs in new and exciting ways.
An essential part of the functioning of a team is being aware of cultural practices and/or differences and using effective communication techniques to further understanding.
To effectively contribute to best practice in an organisation workers need to consider that values are beliefs and attitudes they may have about: These beliefs and attitudes are extremely important and personal.