Category Archives: cultural diversity

Build your diverse team, by knowing and respecting their traditions and beliefs.

There are many decisions made in the cross-CHI .COM LOGO NEW 4 2015cultural workplace, that are seen to be grossly unfair. And they often are.

Most workplace systems and rules and regulations, are based on the historical cultures, beliefs and traditions of the people who founded the organisation. … Continue Reading ››

Cultural challenges with body position. Height and conflict.

When communicating, with a person from a community-based background, it is important to be at their level. It has been the traditional way, in African cultures, to immediately get to the height or below that of other people. When entering a home, a person will sit down and wait to be addressed. When going into an … Continue Reading ››

Conflict in the passageways

When working in diverse groups of people, a lot of confusion can occur in Scan_20150720 (4) the passageways. The more community-based cultures, will always try and walk around people who are in conversation. They have grown up to believe that one never breaks the human bond between people who are … Continue Reading ››

A list of greetings, to show respect, in South Africa

Dove - Warren PhotographicWe have thrown out a challenge to South Africans, to greet people in their own languages, so that they feel respected. In order to make this easier, we have put together a list of common greetings, in South Africa. I certainly hope that this helps. Take … Continue Reading ››

Respect starts with a greeting.

It is at the point of greeting a person in their own language, with their body language, and in respect that we honour their humanness. Our nine-year-old, and 14-year-old sons, greet in many languages. As do their mother and father. I have seen the delight on people's faces. And I have felt it myself. Many years ago, … Continue Reading ››

What is privilege?

Privilege is often a fact of unconscious bias. How do we deal with it?
Privilege starts at birth
Privileged by birth?
“Privilege is a set of unearned benefits given to people who fit into a specific social group.” To be privileged is not a failing, it is … Continue Reading ››

Welcome, respected and included. 10 Steps to Diversity and Inclusion.

Welcome, respected and included. My 26 year journey, through many cultures and workplace diversity training, has taught me that people just want to feel welcome, be part of the team and be respected for who they are. No-one wants to be separated by gender, language, education, race, age, religion, level or any other so-called “difference.” This is what … Continue Reading ››

Huge opportunities with foreign people? Perhaps you should start closer to home!

Learning how to business with foreign clients always makes sense! If you could do business with foreigners, would you learn how to understand and respect them? Of course. When you start out, it seems as if they are from another planet. You know that any errors, will offend them and your chances will be gone. So, you quickly invest in … Continue Reading ››

A Huge Diversity Team building experience, in Namibia!

Our wonderful Namibian sojourn.
A Huge Transformational Diversity Team building experience, in Paradise! As we sit here, in our office, at our stunning new Namibian kiaat boardroom table, we can see an aerial photo of Oranjemund on the wall.
In the photo, the mist is sneaking in from … Continue Reading ››

The Incredible Relevance of Names and Naming

Team members often do not take the time to learn, or pronounce a colleague's name. This is hugely divisive, as my article will show...

Enjoy,

Brian Moore

The Incredible Relevance of Names and Naming:

"It is amazing how something as simple as a name has the potential for uniting … Continue Reading ››

Conflict at Work – The Hidden Costs of Poorly Managed Organizational Conflict

Here is another work conflict article that outlines some of the challenges in workplace conflict... Enjoy,

Brian

Conflict at Work - The Hidden Costs of Poorly Managed Organizational Conflict: "Conflict in organizations is not a problem. Well managed conflict contributes to creativity, strategic initiative, more effective systems and communication, stronger … Continue Reading ››