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Trend 5: “Diversity” Gone Global: Diversity & Inclusion Makes the Global Tipping Point

While D&I practitioners have been aware that the issues of diversity and inclusion span the globe, until recently the popular sentiment was that the term “diversity” was a US idea that did not play well in other parts of the world.

Trend 4: Women Rule: The New Global Gender Reality

Women hold the majority in the global population; the majority who are earning baccalaureate and advanced degrees but are still woefully underrepresented in positions of power. We see this dynamic changing rapidly not only because of the demographic reality but because of the global economic imperative to level the playing field.

Trend 3: Coming Home: People with Disabilities and Veterans

The veterans issue has raised the visibility of the needs for people with disabilities and diversity and inclusion practitioners need to be sure that they are adequately equipped to address these issues in your organizations.

Trend 2: LGBT: Emptying the Closet

2012 was certainly a tipping point year for LGBT rights in the US and abroad. Probably the most significant event in the US was President Obama’s reversal on his previously held stand against gay marriage. Even with this controversial stand, he was re-elected, which is a testament to the fact that attitudes are definitely changing.

Trend 1: Religious Diversity: Beyond the Protestant Ethic

Religious Diversity, a topic that many organizations shy away from putting on the diversity agenda will gain more significance in 2013.

2013: The D&I Tipping Point – 9 Key Trends

2012 was a tipping point for many diversity and inclusion (D&I) issues in this country and around the globe. We saw a number of defining moments, many of them controversial and misunderstood, that will require the attention of D&I experts this year and beyond.

Defining Culture in Today’s Global World

In recent years, the historically whitewashed, male-dominated perception of corporate culture has given way to a startup culture that is more diverse and creativity-driven. Modern company executives are taking a different approach to business management in order to thrive in the current global market.

Language: What is Efficient Communication?

By Sunniva Heggertveit-Aoudia In my role as international coach/trainer/consultant I have come across several people who have questions when it comes to communicating in another language: Will I be able to explain to my mentor what I really mean? How can I be sure that my sub-contractor in Country X understands me? Will I be… Read the full article

Let the Force of the 21st Century Be with You

Understanding how the world requires greater commitment from all members to modify the business process allows for faster flow of information which, in terms, enables to easily detect, interpret, and translate needs from the market into new behavioral responses

Bridging the Generational Gap by Incorporating Mentoring Programs in the Workplace

For the first time in history, all four generations are in the workplace at the same time. Organizations will have to shift the work environment to cater to all four generations’ diverse generational backgrounds and learning styles.