Let's All Celebrate Christmas   In recent years, due to political correctness many organizations are unsure how to celebrate Christmas. Many organizations have decided to opt out of having a Christmas tree or even exchange gifts. And have started wishing colleagues "Happy Holidays" instead "Merry Christmas" so they do not offend non-Christians. I am [...]

By |2018-12-10T20:50:12+00:00December 10th, 2018|Businesses|Comments Off on

Why Diversity Training Often Fails

Why Diversity Training Often Fails In recent years, many organizations  have been proactive when it comes to diversity and inclusion training. This definitely is not only a moral thing to do, but a right thing to do as the North American workforce becomes increasingly diverse. When effective training is offered in the workplace, then productivity [...]

By |2018-12-06T03:46:34+00:00November 16th, 2018|Businesses|Comments Off on Why Diversity Training Often Fails

No Diversity at Vancouver’s City Hall

Approximately 50 percent of Vancouver’s population is people of colour. In recent municipal elections, not one person of colour was elected. However, some ground was made when it came to female representation, eight of the ten councillors elected were female. Ken Sim of Asian descent was defeated by less than 900 votes by Stewart Kennedy, [...]

By |2018-10-26T00:18:39+00:00October 26th, 2018|Businesses|Comments Off on No Diversity at Vancouver’s City Hall

Starbucks to Shut Down for Racial Bias Training

   Starbucks to Shut Down for Racial Bias Training   Starbucks will close 8,000 stores across the US on May 29th for racial bias training to its 175,000 employees. This comes about after the store manager called the police on the two patrons, African American, who were simply waiting for a friend. The taped incident [...]

By |2018-09-10T18:28:00+00:00April 26th, 2018|Businesses|Comments Off on Starbucks to Shut Down for Racial Bias Training

How to Successfully Lead a Diverse Team

    How to Successfully Lead a Diverse Team   In today’s changing global work environment, many employees speak a variety of languages. And they often have different customs and values. Leaders need to shift their managerial style if they wish to successfully lead a  multicultural team. One of the biggest challenges facing many managers [...]

By |2018-09-10T18:29:05+00:00February 20th, 2018|Businesses|Comments Off on How to Successfully Lead a Diverse Team

Diversity Ineffectiveness: Recognize and Avoid

Diversity Ineffectiveness: Recognize and Avoid Today's workforce is much more diverse than only ten years ago not only in North America, but also in many other parts of Europe. Every employee in any organization from the top to the bottom needs diversity and cross-cultural sensitivity training and education. They also need to undergo a series [...]

By |2018-09-10T18:21:11+00:00February 6th, 2018|Businesses|Comments Off on Diversity Ineffectiveness: Recognize and Avoid

Stereotyping in the Workplace has Severe Consequences

Stereotyping is a bias, an inflexible belief about a person, group or culture. Apparently one of the biggest underlying elements that can tear-down the cohesiveness's in a diverse multicultural workforce is stereotyping. Another definition provided by Stedman Graham in in his book Diversity Leaders not Labels suggest a stereotype might be an exaggerated image or [...]

By |2017-11-14T03:30:16+00:00November 14th, 2017|Businesses|Comments Off on Stereotyping in the Workplace has Severe Consequences

Removing Toxic Work Environment

Many of us at one time or another have worked in a toxic environment that result in feelings of being unwanted and unappreciated. Such work environment is neither beneficial for the employee or the company, especially when it comes to cultural harmony, productivity and profits. Toxic environment could refer to many elements in the workplace, such [...]

By |2017-07-05T23:37:20+00:00July 5th, 2017|Businesses|Comments Off on Removing Toxic Work Environment

Retaining a Multicultural Staff

Organizations  understand that keeping valuable staff is critical to the success of their company, particularly when the make-up of the North American workforce is becoming increasingly multicultural. The benefits of retaining a multicultural staff are endless. Organizations that achieve a higher retention rate require fewer resources to hire and train new employees. According to the [...]

By |2017-06-07T17:32:03+00:00June 7th, 2017|Businesses|Comments Off on Retaining a Multicultural Staff

Businesses Must Adapt or They Will Falter

The business environment is constantly evolving at home and abroad. And when it comes to diversity and inclusion, here are some key factors, which organizations need to address, if they still want to thrive and prosper in the coming years. In today’s global business market, management requires the expertise and tools to deal with changing [...]

By |2017-04-12T23:32:07+00:00April 12th, 2017|Businesses|Comments Off on Businesses Must Adapt or They Will Falter