VP of Editorial Services Damian Johnson sat down with CEO of QED Consulting, Alan Richter, who has more 20 years of experience with global diversity. Richter not only explains global diversity but the business case for diversity and how your company can benefit.
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is having the opportunity to interact with so many different kinds of people every day.
By Sunniva Heggertveit-Aoudia When we talk about “diversity” we often think about the USA. Why? Because this is where you find most books, networks and magazines about the subject. And legislation around diversity, or rather discrimination, came in to place as early (or as late, depending on the angle) as 1961. But diversity is everywhere… Read the full article
By Claudia Ritter and Sunniva Heggertveit-Aoudia Do you remember the 2006 G8 Summit meeting where U.S. President George Bush’s massaged German Chancellor Angela Merkel? Bush’s move created an awkward moment of discomfort. And it illustrated that most international incidents related to cultural differences fall into the realms of embarrassment, puzzlement, or amusement–with some nevertheless leaving… Read the full article
Global corporate diversity programs have ceased to be a new phenomenon. Many companies have been applying diversity and inclusion concepts in their operations around the world for a number of years now, and much has been learned since early, naive attempts to simply export American-style programs to other regions.
A new era of diversity management is upon us. Globalization has transformed society, economics and politics, greatly influencing demographics within the workplace.
At a recent luncheon, we discussed different approaches to creating a work environment that would accommodate various levels of diversity in the employee population.
In this issue, we complete our tour of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) with which we’ve kicked off the “Culture Matters” column. We have suggested that for a variety of reasons—their natural resources, their human resources, their potential as markets—these four nations loom large in almost everyone’s future. They will be key players in the global arena, and if you too aspire to play in that arena, knowing more about the cultures of these four nations will give you a leg up.