Bridge the Culture Gaps
A toolkit for effective collaboration in the diverse, global workplace
by Robert Gibson
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Pub Date 28 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 06 Mar 2023
Nicholas Brealey US, Nicholas Brealey Publishing
The essential guide for working in diverse teams and across cultures today.
This practical self-help guide will optimize the performance of individuals and teams working in an intercultural environment. By increasing awareness of the nature and impact of diversity in the workplace and national cultural differences, it demonstrates how to use the power of difference to achieve positive results for all.
Learn how to mitigate unconscious bias to create inclusive organizations and how to use key cultural dimensions to communicate and cooperate in intercultural teams. Addressing the unique challenges of influencing across cultures and managing international transformation projects, this is an indispensable toolkit for a key competence in business.
Leading interculturalist Robert Gibson challenges conventional ideas and makes new connections between culture, diversity and neuroscience in this modern guide for anyone working virtually or together in a diverse team or international business. Use these simple and proven approaches for better communication, collaboration, leadership and decision making in today's globalised workplace.
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Average rating from 6 members
Many of us work in a culturally diverse workforce. Equality and diversity practices are so important. I appreciate the author’s insight which helps us train for a more inclusive work environment and encouraging deeper connections between groups of all ages and backgrounds. The book is practical. The advice is easy to follow.
Bridge The Culture Gaps is a useful guide to implementing equality and diversity practices in the modern workplace, The layout was simple, efficient and easy to follow, providing useful thought activities, quotes and examples for the reader to consider when trying to improve their own business. With advice and content that will relate to small and large businesses alike, this is a handy and well thought-out guide that anybody who wants to foster a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace should definitely take a look at.
Thank you, Nicholas Brealey Publishing, for the advance reading copy.
Broadly devided into ten short crisp chapters, this book focuses on intercultural environment in order to bridge cultural gaps and help us perform better if we feel it is a setback for us.
For someone like me who can totally relate to this situation as I work with people from different cultural backgrounds, I can feel and understand what the author is talking about.
I find the book to be really thorough and impressive right from the very beginning as it leads the reader with what the book is about giving clear aims and target with special features.
The reader will find the book totally practical and easy to follow/understand given the perfect setting for each chapter starting with great suitable quotes, asking key questions and apt exercises.
I appreciate the presentation in such a convenient manner to be accessible for all age groups. Also, I find the different scenarios described as examples with models the best parts of the book.
For someone who's looking forward to build connections and expand their experiences, this book is a must have.
I am planning to keep a physical copy of this book and recommend it to someone in need as well.