Category Archives: Communications

Direct vs Indirect Communications

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One of the challenges that typically tops the list when managing diversity is communication barriers. Differences in languages are, of course, a key element and usually the first one we address. We translate texts for our presentations or marketing materials, get a language coach to communicate when we do not speak our client’s language, or…

Multicultural Virtual Team Meetings: 3 Key Considerations

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Virtual team meetings now represent a significant part of the work for anyone involved in a non-location-dependent job. While technology has allowed many organizations to remain productive during the pandemic, virtual meetings have brought their share of cons and pros. Chief among the latter is the ability to gather colleagues and clients from all over…

Communicating effectively in a multicultural context

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Language is the chief point of contact between cultures. When we want to communicate with a person or an audience from a different culture, we first consider the language. After all, we want to be understood. When an organization addresses a specific audience through ad campaigns, social media or personalized emails, its communication specialists will…

These words we shouldn’t pronounce

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These words like the “n” word A word that navigates between the blacklist and freedom of expression. A word that evokes in some the slavery of a people. A word that hurts too much. What can be said of this word when its context is educational or when the intention is to understand? What can…

E-Learning and Cultural Diversity

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Recently, I’ve indulged in yet another valuable webinar presented by AFI Expertise, a partner whose business in digital transformation encompasses 20 years of expertise in on and offline training. So they know what they’re talking about when they comment on the advantages of online training – particularly when delivering to a culturally diverse audience. Before…

The New Normal is Online

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Whether the pandemic ends sooner or later, it is clear that a new normal is settling into the business world and likely, for good. If I may venture a few predictions: remote working will become an ideal way to manage cost, enhance productivity, and reduce pollution. Videoconferencing will become the default mode for meetings and…

Cultural Training in Canada

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This particular article was created for ACCULTURA’s cross-cultural UK partner. We love spreading Canadian culture across the pond! Google doesn’t fancy a double copy so instead of republishing the article here, please find this informative take on cultural awareness training in Canada at: https://www.globalbusinessculture.com/cultural-awareness/cultural-training-in-canada/ #culturalintelligence #culturaltraining Happy reading!

Cultural Training: Enhancing team performance

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Bet you’ve been interacting lots virtually these past few weeks! So what have you learned about managing diversity using ZOOM or SKYPE? Not as easy as you thought, right? So I’m betting that if your team is dispersed in various countries or made up of a rainbow of cultures (as is often the case in…

Teleworking, e-learning and crisis recovery

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With COVID-19, most countries are on pause. Large segments of the population are going online, many of them to ensure business continuity. Remote work is becoming a business lifesaver. Some are accustomed to it, and others are just jumping in. We either see this situation through rose- or dark-coloured glasses. Is it an insurmountable obstacle?…

3 Tips to Efficient Online Cross-Cultural Communications

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In this pandemic era, organizations are making the wise decision to working remotely. And so we find ourselves on our home computers working to ensure business continuity. For those who work with clients, employees and colleagues across borders, online meetings are replacing face-to-face meetings. But the challenge of cross-cultural communications online is not without risk….

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