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Cultivating Cultural Sensitivity

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A global community has emerged, with technology and communication breaking down barriers. Today, cultural diversity is in place in worldwide transactions and the multicultural workplace. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO says, “More than ever, managers and leaders should harness culture sensitivity, flexibility, and acceptance to run their teams cohesively. Everyone will have to focus on getting the work done rather than dwelling on cultural and personal differences.”She shares some ideas towards cultivating cultural sensitivity:

1.Cultivate team spirit and sense of pride for the company so everyone may rally efforts, aligned with organizational goals.

2.Encourage discussion. Keep the door open to settle issues and disputes.

3.Celebrate diversity. Inject activities during corporate milestones. Emails, bulletin boards may be used to announce and explain special occasions in the employees’ countries of origin.

“The essence of effective cross-cultural communication has more to do with releasing the right responses than with sending the ‘right’ message.”- Mary Cole

www.talkshop.ph (632) 8945588| Cross-Culture Communication, International Etiquette, Employee Engagement

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN

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