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Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious bias stems from ancient times when humans needed to organize people and things into categories to survive. This mental predisposition plays a role in modern biases we are exposed to each day. False judgments result from a variety of factors, such as race, gender, age, or religion. We must acknowledge the vast variety of…
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When in Rome…

We’ve all heard the saying, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This familiar statement can be very helpful when applied to international business, as there are a variety of minute differences that can influence the success of your interaction. Direct eye contact is favored in the United States; it is considered both respectful…
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5 American Behaviors Considered Rude
in Other Areas of the World

Different cultures have different customs. Even simple things, such as hand gestures, can have entirely different meaning in other areas of the globe. When visiting an international destination, or meeting with a diverse group of colleagues, it is important to understand how your non-verbal behaviors may be interpreted in effort to avoid being rude and…
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3 Tips to Overcome Language Barriers

Meeting a new colleague or potential client can be stressful. It’s likely you’ll be even more anxious if the person is from a different country and speaks a different language. Being anxious is understandable, but that should not limit having a successful meeting. There are three simple tips you can use to overcome the language…
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