Cross Cultural Inclusion

Cross Cultural Inclusion

Cross-cultural diversity brings with it countless opportunities for new ideas, perspectives and ways of thinking to drive better business results. However, when this diversity is not appropriately taken into consideration or cared for it can also create entrenched obstacles and roadblocks to business results.

More and more companies are becoming global entities, with offices spanning several countries and continents. Other companies are finding that their employees in centralized office locations span a broader spectrum of nationalities, cultural norms and customs than ever before. Working effectively across cultures and in environments with diverse and divergent cultural norms is quickly becoming an organizational priority.

We take an appreciative approach to cross-cultural diversity and work with organizations and teams to understand and leverage different cultural perspectives, helping employees to respect and acknowledge differences as an organizational strength, and aligning individuals and teams around a common vision and objectives. This is a delicate process of balancing both difference and commonality, ensuring that all employees feel that they belong while simultaneously bringing their unique skills and perspectives to the table.

Reflective of the distinctness of culture itself, our cross-cultural diversity programs are highly customized to ensure that your unique organizational and team needs are addressed. Generally, these types of engagements begin with a qualitative assessment, followed by a series of highly interactive and expertly facilitated meetings to understand the issues and opportunities at play, bridge any cultural gaps that may have emerged, and design solutions that enable cross-cultural diversity to be a powerful lever for results.