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These words we shouldn’t pronounce

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

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Global Diversity Month 2020

Here’s some fantastic news in light of the upcoming Global Diversity Month: diversity training is vigorously climbing to the top of North American organizations’ agenda (and hopefully well beyond). Thanks to the massive global movements to raise awareness on racial and gender inequities we have been witnessing – or perhaps

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black lives matter

A Letter for George Floyd

On this day when the world bids farewell to the man whose murder has rekindled the flame essential to annihilating racial injustice… In solidarity with the #blacklivesmatter protests… As a sign of hope for a better world where we will be able to accept differences and appreciate their value in

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Cultural Training in Canada

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!

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Love is color

Workplace diversity: enriching and fun

If you’re reading this article, wherever you are, chances are that you’ve experienced diversity in the workplace. As boundaries between cultures blur, a variety of people integrates a wide spectrum of professions. This means an unprecedented amount of cultural exchange is happening all around the world. It is now your

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Brexit

Brexit: Sovereignty vs. Isolation

Photo by David Dibert on Unsplash OK, let’s do it… Let’s talk about Brexit. But let’s not talk about the pros and cons or against the dominion of the European Union. Let’s talk about the melting pot of inevitably interconnected cultures that constitute Europe. A much more interesting… and unifying topic! There is

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Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: Multiculturalism as a state policy

(Photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_Azerbaijan#/media/File:Flame_Towers,_Azerbaijan.png) When you hear/read the word “multiculturalism”, Azerbaijan may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet the South Caucasus nation on the border of the Caspian Sea has become one of the few countries to embrace multiculturalism as a governmental policy. The Republic of Azerbaijan lays

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Cultural intelligence: Real Equality Isn't Possible, If We Don't Celebrate Our Differences

Cultural Intelligence: Turning Conflicts Into Connections

Cultural differences can be a catalyst for conflict, but they don’t have to be. Globalization and the internet are blurring the physical barriers between nations and people. Despite the distance, we are now closer than we have ever been before. This proximity has opened our eyes to differences and similarities

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Perspective aérienne de la ville de Shanghai, quartier général de la New Development Bank pour les nouveaux marchés.

Culture and the Rise of Emerging Markets

What can happen when you launch a product abroad without cultural awareness? Ask IKEA who released a cute toy wolf whose name in Cantonese regrettably turned out to be a crude insult. With the rise of emerging markets, cultural intelligence is becoming increasingly strategic as companies expand their operations to

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Culture and Language – The Narrow-mindedness of the Ontario Government

Context In Ontario, a Canadian province bordering Quebec, known for its French-speaking majority, unilingual Anglophone Premier Ford raises the ire of French Canadians by imposing his narrow vision with cuts to francophone university programs. And to hell with the other official Canadian language! Thus alienating a large Francophone minority that

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