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The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

Author: Erin Meyer Topics: Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, Industrial Psychology, Interpersonal Relations, Global Business Relations Summary “You have two eyes, two ears, one mouth, and you should use them accordingly.” When Erin Meyer received this advice from a collaborator early in her career as an international relations consultant, it resonated deeply with her. Meyer […]

Codeswitching and Masking: What’s the Difference?

The newly hired African American employee decided to interview with her hair straightened. She spoke in her most professional tone and bantered with the interviewer regarding her love of recreationally golfing on the weekends. The voice that she spoke in was not her normal voice, not in tone and not in word choice. She typically […]

Why Sharing Gender Pronouns in the Workplace Matters

Equality and acceptance are topics that arise when considering some of the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. The topic of gender, specifically gender identity, is an area that we can work to understand to establish accurate communication. Gender identity does not equal gender expression. That means that who someone identifies as internally can be […]

This Chair Rocks

Author: Ashton Applewhite Topics: Ageism in America, Aging, Discrimination  Summary “Aging is life itself, which is what makes it so damn interesting.” This Chair Rocks, Applewhite’s witty and compelling manifesto, strives to refocus our negative opinion of aging, debunking common fears and encouraging readers to celebrate aging. Ageism is defined as the “combination of prejudicial […]

December Celebrations and Culture

The calendar year is ending, but the multicultural learning opportunities are not. December ushers in a few well-known winter holidays, but are you familiar with their cultural significance? Hanukkah Hanukkah (Hebrew for dedication), also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday observed over eight days. This celebration commemorates the rededication of the […]

No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

Author: Joseph P. Shapiro Topics: Handicapped Civil Rights, Discrimination against the Handicapped, Government Policy, History of Individuals with Disabilities in the US Summary Anyone can face disability from a sudden accident or disease at any point. This frightening and humbling notion that we’re all “vulnerable to this misfortune” colors our attitude towards the disabled, even […]

November Celebrations and Culture

The holidays are upon us, but there is much more to celebrate in November than Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The year may be coming close to an end, but the opportunities for diversity and inclusion are abundant. Here are some options to increase your cultural competence. Native American Heritage Month This month serves as the […]

October Celebrations and Culture

October may be best known for fall festivities such as Halloween, but there is also a multitude of noteworthy cultural celebrations. Let’s look at some opportunities to keep in mind amongst planning those pumpkin patch visits.   Indigenous Peoples’ Day  2021 marked the first time that a U.S. president officially acknowledged Indigenous Peoples’ Day via proclamation. […]

Are People Just Too Busy?

What does it mean to “stop and smell the roses”? It means consciously directing your mind to be aware and attentive to the present moment to experience and enjoy more of the world surrounding you. But in today’s work culture, are people too busy for roses? In 2007, a renowned violinist Joshua Bell played 6 […]