Archive for Category: Cross-cultural
Effective leaders must embrace diversity and learn new skills to promote equity and inclusion in the workplace. Leaders must introduce diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout their organizations in order for all employees to thrive.
In this article, “5 Powerful Ways to Take REAL Action on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion,” the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) recommends certain “mindsets, behaviors, and practices towards more equitable and inclusive leadership.” Leaders can follow these four steps to practice more equitable leadership.
- Reveal relevant opportunities.
Makiko Eda, former President of Intel Japan and current Chief Representative Officer for World Economic Forum Japan, shares her experiences of joining a global corporation, Intel, in this TED Talk, “The corporation as agent of cultural fusion.” She shares about culture shock and of what she learned navigating global and cultural norms personally and through observing other employees, especially in emerging markets.
She shares the very different office norms from more reserved Japanese style to the more direct American style as soon as she would pick up the phone.