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The Future of Interculture

Article by Maura Di Mauro, Intercultural Trainer, Coach & Consultant. Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability & Innovation Specialist "According to Simons, (...) the future of intercultural competence lies in creating new models and tools based on the reorientation of values – values being the expression of the perceptions and ideals of the people we are attempting to relate to (rather than abstract assessments of their behavior on our part using ready-made schemata such as Hofstede's dimensions)."  Access the article here. At the end you will find a button to download George Simons's presentation.

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The Ultimate Cultural Difference and How to Bridge it

"When I first began my career in diversity and intercultural work, I wrote an article which was widely distributed called, "Gender – the Ultimate Cultural Difference", which, on rereading, still has some relevance. The context? It was about 30 years ago that a friend and I created and delivered workshops for men on the topic of "How to love an angry woman", assisting men to respond both sensitively and effectively to the rising voices of women as feminism bit them. This task is perhaps even more pressing in our contemporary world where the war of words drones on and the...

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The Gifts of Feedback

It is a set of ten categories or ways of giving feedback that balances the concern with task that those from more loosely knit backgrounds have, with the emphasis on relationship, so important to more tightly woven groups. They are positioned as gifts because although the meaning and practices of gift giving may differ from culture to culture, it normally involves respect, reciprocity, and a number of other relationship-building qualities that can be used to reframe feedback as a positive and respectful activity. Download

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Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks

By Julie O’Mara, Alan Richter, and 95 Expert Panelists Sponsored by The Diversity Collegium, a nonprofit think tank, and distributed free of charge. It is provided in a PDF format and distributed via the Internet, although it is also available in other formats and may be distributed elsewhere. There is no fee to obtain permission to use the GDIB; however, users must adhere to the following REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS when using the GDIB. 1.   Use of the GDIB constitutes an agreement to adhere to the copyright laws of the United States of America. 2.   Always attribute all or any portions...

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