Creating Culturational Chemistry

This session explores the cultural and generational diversity that is prevalent in today’s workplace and the importance of understanding, appreciating and respecting those differences in order to benefit…

“Life Swap” – Experiential Cross-Cultural Development for High Potentials

Learn how Dow created a cross-cultural development experience for select promising talent high potentials around the world, with the intent of developing cultural acumen.

Does Diversity Breed Peace?

Diversity alone may not be the solution, but coupled with inclusion, it’s a great start. Although we all live in the same America, we have not all experienced America the same. This is a good thing. The more diverse the experiences of a team or group, then the more diverse the perspectives and potential solutions to a challenge will be.

How to Avoid Undermining Your Workplace Culture of Service – Recruiting for Service Excellence

Mission Statement, Vision of Excellence, or Commitment to Service. Healthcare organizations have different names for the concept, but in the end, the terms mean the same thing.

Why Multicultural Millennials Need to Embrace Generational & Cultural Diversity

For millennials to better prepare themselves to land jobs, I strongly suggest building and expanding your generational networks as early as possible. And make sure those generational networks are as racially and ethnically diverse as your social circles. The longer and stronger your relationships are with these decision-makers, the better.

When in Rome… Embrace the Culture & Share Some of Yours

Things are different in society today. We have a better understanding of the importance and the benefit of diversity and being inclusive. If we all simply conformed to the ways of the majority everywhere we went, that would limit our own personal growth and the value that we can contribute to that organization, culture or group.

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Myth vs. Fact in Engaging Women in Oil and Gas

Women comprise 46% of the total U.S. labor force. With almost half of the workforce being women, female employees aren’t exactly a rarity. For most women today, getting a job is an expected part of life.

The Five Drivers of Happiness at Work

And the “science of happiness at work” has big benefits for individuals too. If you’re really happy at work, you’ll solve problems faster, be more creative, adapt fastest to change, receive better feedback, get promoted quicker and earn more over the long-term.

Do Happier People Work Harder?

Employee engagement may seem like a frill in a downturn economy. But it can make a big difference in a company’s survival. In a 2010 study, James K. Harter and colleagues found that lower job satisfaction foreshadowed poorer bottom-line performance.

Four Things Leaders Can Do To Reduce Team Conflicts

Studies of workplace behaviors reveal some startling statistics with regard to the impact that conflict has on business performance. One study indicates that two out of three employee performance problems can be traced to unresolved interpersonal conflicts. Another study estimates that the average manager spends something like forty percent of their time addressing workplace conflicts.