I’m encouraged when I find real-world examples of finding value in differences. It reaffirms my belief that we are doing good work, the right work, in helping companies do better business through valuing cultural differences. The latest example appeared last
No Fishing Poles!
‘No Polish fishermen’ sign removed after outcry There has been much ado around Billy Evans, the owner/manager of Field Farm fisheries, who decided to ban Polish “and other Eastern bloc” fisherman from using his farm-stocked recreational fishing ponds near Oxfordshire
Can We Get Along? A California Conversation About Immigration
Immigration. Mass migrations of people from one country to another is now the highest since the close of WWII. As of late, I’ve only needed to keep up with my local news sources to see Syrian and South Sudanese civilians
We don’t know what we don’t know
I’ve been a bit disturbed by the general tenor of the conversation on the LinkedIn group ExpatWeb (members only) the past week or so. The opening question was, “Cross-cultural training: waste of time, money and efforts?” The reaction from the
Leveraging for value through cultural differences
Resolve cultural conflict? Smooth things over? Why? This is a waste of potential creative power. By using the energy inherent in cultural conflict, it is possible to leverage the differences for added value. This video demonstrates our Mapping-Bridging-Integration (MBI) model,
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