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Effective Cross-Cultural Work and Global Skills
Ten Strategies for Overcoming Language Barriers. Language barriers are a common challenge in international business settings—and a two-way process. Learn to not put up your own roadblocks to effective international communication in the way you speak. HTML version / PDF version
Ten Strategies for Success Across Cultures. Learn the best approach to working across cultures, and tips to help ensure cross-cultural success. HTML version / PDF version
Take the Diversity Competency Test. Find out where you stand when it comes to diversity and personal qualities, leadership, and personnel issues. HTML version / PDF version
Overcome Interview Bias. Be prepared to encounter and overcome interview bias in the workplace. HTML version / PDF version
Ten Ways to Manage People Through Change. Increasing intercultural awareness in an organization means creating change. Learn to successfully manage these necessary changes with this article. HTML version PDF version
Effective Multicultural International Business Meetings. In international business meetings, cultural differences between professionals can and do clash. Neil Payne of Kwintessential shows us how to minimize the negative effects of cultural differences. HTML version / PDF version
Six Questions Leaders Should Ask & Answer. Guest writer Simma Lieberman poses six questions for leaders hoping to create positive change in their workplaces. HTML version / PDF version
Diversity During the Holidays. Valuing diversity is about more than "Happy Holidays" greetings card and other PC gestures. It’s about inclusiveness. HTML version / PDF version
Tips for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication. These practical strategies from Neil Payne of Kwintessential can help you prevent misunderstandings and communicate effectively across cultures. HTML version / PDF version
Cultural Blunders. Having a poor understanding of the influence of cross cultural differences in areas such as management, PR, advertising and negotiations leads to damaging blunders. HTML version / PDF version
Cultural Differences: It’s everybody’s business: Can we risk the consequences of intolerance? Demographic shifts in populations and globalization make managing culture a must. Guest writers Stephanie Quappe and Giovanna Cantatore explain that it is possible to identify, manage and benefit from cultural differences, and that the management of cultural differences is part and parcel of every job. HTML version / PDF version
What is Cultural Awareness, anyway? How do I build it? Guest writers Stephanie Quappe and Giovanna Cantatore have written this clean and clear article about what cultural awareness is, its stages of development, and how to build your own cultural awareness. HTML version / PDF version
Bridging Age Gaps in the Workplace: Beyond Stereotypes to Strategies Kate and Simma explore why generalizations about generations don't work and provide strategies for bridging age gaps in the workplace. HTML version / PDF version
Strategies for Cross-Generational Relationship Building Kate and Simma discuss why generational differences matter and how to overcome age barriers and build cross-generational relationships in the workplace. HTML version / PDF version
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Strangers in a Strange Land - Book List. Check out this book list of insightful portrayals of cultures seen through the eyes of someone not from those cultures. This list also contains books that represent an interaction of contrasting cultures due to immigration, colonization, travel, and other experiences. HTML version / PDF version
The Power of Photography. We seldom think about the negative power of photography—from skewing reality to being invasive and offensive. When taking photos across cultures, remember these positive and negative powers of photography. HTML version / PDF version
Culturally Sensitive Photography. Like Travel Itself, Photography Builds Bridges, says Jim Kane of Culture Xplorers. Follow Jim's 8 photography guidelines to get the most out of your travels and photos. HTML version / PDF version
You, Your Camera, Your Subject. The relationship between you, your camera and your subject is more complicated than you might think. Together, the three shed light on the intricacies of cross-cultural photography. HTML version / PDF version
Movies 101: Foreign and Independent Films. Foreign and Independent films can teach you a lot about other cultures—if you know where to find the good ones and how to make the most out of your movie experience. Here we present 5 simple tips for Foreign & Indie Films. HTML version / PDF version
The Power of Movies. Ellen Summerfield, an intercultural film specialist, shares with Culturosity readers the advantages and dangers of films in helping us understand and learn about other cultures. HTML version / PDF version
Got Culturosity? Cultural Photographers Do. Culturosity helps you experience and capture culture on film. Read about the cultural skills photographers have that enable them to capture great images of other cultures. HTML version / PDF version
Creating Culture-Rich Photos. Learn photo-taking strategies to capture real elements of culture on camera. HTML version / PDF version
Strike a Cultural Chord. For those interested in furthering their understanding of a place and its people, there is often no better way of doing so than through music. HTML version / PDF version
Baking her Way through Transitions. In the true spirit of Culturosity, Arige Jomaa has taken one of her passions, baking, and turned it into a way to connect with people across the globe. HTML version / PDF version
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