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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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What is diversity in the workplace?

Many Baby Boomers, those born before 1963, and Generation X-ers, those born between 1964 and 1980, consider an organization diverse if many different cultures are represented throughout the organization. In contrast, Millennials, those born between 1980 and 1995, believe an organization is diverse if many employees have unique backgrounds that promote different thought patterns and…
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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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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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3 Influences on Your Unique Culture

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines culture as “the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.” Cultures arise from and are influenced by a variety of factors that cause each particular person’s culture to vary, even if only slightly, including: Our Generation Culture…
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When You Need to Handle Business Cards With Care

In North America exchanging business cards is a typical component of networking and interacting with other business professionals. It is quite common to stash the business cards you’re handed in a pocket or purse moments after receiving them. This is acceptable, even expected, in North America. However, if you’re meeting with international colleagues or potential…
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