Managing Cultural Diversity In Technical Professions

Managing Cultural Diversity In Technical Professions

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'Managing Cultural Diversity in Technical Professions' provides managers of technical professionals with clear and tested strategies to improve communication and increase productivity among culturally diverse technical professionals, teams, and departments. Dr. Laroche outlines the differences in education and training, career expectations, communication styles, and management expectations in countries around the world. He explains cross-cultural concepts and presents his case for the importance of cross-cultural competence supported by hard data, including charts, tables, and readily accessible schematics. You'll benefit from the author's experience and expertise as a manager and consultant in this area, illustrated by numerous anecdotes, critical incidents, and mini case studies, centered around two central themes: * Most technical professionals do not recognize the impact of cultural differences in their work * Cross-cultural issues lead to a significant under-utilization of talent and affect productivity negatively 'Managing Cultural Diversity in Technical Professions' offers proven tactics for improving your personal effectiveness and the efficiency of your multicultural teams, breaking the communication barrier in the multicultural workplace.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Lionel Laroche
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-06-25
File : 236 Pages
ISBN : 9781136385193


Danger And Opportunity

Danger And Opportunity

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The Chinese characters for "danger" and "opportunity" form the word "crisis". Ancient Chinese wisdom sees an opportunity in danger. While cultural diversity brings challenges to the workplace, how do we turn these challenges into opportunities? Drawing on their extensive experience working with multicultural and multinational organizations, Lionel Laroche and Caroline Yang provide an in-depth analysis of cross-cultural dynamics in the workplace and offer practical suggestions at both the individual and organizational levels. The book analyzes cross-cultural challenges in six areas: the relative importance of technical and soft skills; cross-cultural communication; cross-cultural feedback; hierarchy; individualism; and risk tolerance. It then provides a solutions framework that encompasses people, systems and environment to bridge the issues that arise from cultural differences. The analysis and solutions are applied in four business contexts: managing a multicultural workforce; competing in the global talent market; collaborating with joint venture partners; and working with offshore resources. If you work with colleagues, managers, employees and customers from diverse cultures, if you are with an organization that has a multicultural workforce and/or global operations, or if your organization collaborates with joint venture partners or offshore resources from different cultures, then Danger and Opportunity: Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage is the book for you.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Lionel Laroche
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-21
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781135119386


Accommodating Cultural Diversity

Accommodating Cultural Diversity

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This volume explores recent developments in the theory and practice of accommodating cultural diversity within democratic constitutional orders. The aim of the book is to provide a broad vision of the constitutional management of cultural diversity as seen through the prisms of different disciplines and experiences, both theoretical and practical. The contributions, which come from Canada and Europe, comprise a review of the evolving theory of cultural diversity, followed by two main case studies: a substantive study of the accommodation of indigenous peoples within different constitutional orders and, secondly, the importance of constitutional interpretation to the development of cultural diversity in complex pluralist democracies such as Australia, Canada and the UK.

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Genre : Law
Author by : Stephen Tierney
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-03-23
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781317185918


The Evolution Of Cultural Diversity

The Evolution Of Cultural Diversity

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This volume tackles questions of cultural evolution empirically and quantitatively, using a range of case studies from Africa, the Pacific, Europe, Asia and America. Powerful theoretical tools developed in evolutionary biology are used to test detailed hypotheses about historical patterns and adaptive functions in cultural evolution.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Ruth Mace
Publisher : Left Coast Press
Release : 2005-05-31
File : 291 Pages
ISBN : 9781598742169


Legal Practice And Cultural Diversity

Legal Practice And Cultural Diversity

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This collection considers how contemporary cultural and religious diversity challenges legal practice. Comparative in analysis, this study places particular cases in their widest context, taking into account international and transnational influences.

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Genre : Law
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Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2009
File : 345 Pages
ISBN : 0754675475


On Cultural Diversity

On Cultural Diversity

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Critically evaluates how international relations theories have conceived culture, and advances a new account of cultural diversity and international order.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Christian Reus-Smit
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-07-31
File : 294 Pages
ISBN : 9781108473859


The Colours Of Canada

The Colours Of Canada

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When Miss Onya’s class has the chance to create a mosaic piece of art depicting Canada, they are each given a different tile to glue down. As they begin to place their tiles down to create Canada, they each explain how their tile reminds them of something from their own cultural heritage. The diverse group of children work together to create the whole of Canada, showing how this country of immigrants is made up of a mosaic of people from all across the world—and from right here on our land, too. Join Miss Onya’s class as they discover that the beauty of Canada is found in the diversity of its people.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Medina Assiff
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2021-12-06
File : 23 Pages
ISBN : 9781039117778


Negotiating Cultural Diversity In Afghanistan

Negotiating Cultural Diversity In Afghanistan

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This book analyses the problematique of governance and administration of cultural diversity within the modern state of Afghanistan and traces patterns of national integration. It explores state construction in twentieth-century Afghanistan and Afghan nationalism, and explains the shifts in the state’s policies and societal responses to different forms of governance of cultural diversity. The book problematizes liberalism, communitarianism, and multiculturalism as approaches to governance of diversity within the nation-state. It suggests that while the western models of multiculturalism have recognized the need to accommodate different cultures, they failed to engage with them through intercultural dialogue. It also elaborates the challenge of intra-group diversity and the problem of accommodating individual choice and freedom while recognising group rights and adoption of multiculturalism. The book develops an alternative approach through synthesising critical multiculturalism and interculturalism as a framework on a democratic and inclusive approach to governance of diversity. A major intervention in understanding a war-torn country through an insider account, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of politics and international relations, especially those concerned with multiculturalism, state-building, nationalism, and liberalism, as well as those in cultural studies, history, Afghanistan studies, South Asian studies, Middle East studies, minority studies, and to policymakers.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Omar Sadr
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2020-01-09
File : 242 Pages
ISBN : 9781000760903


Cultural Diversity Mental Health And Psychiatry

Cultural Diversity Mental Health And Psychiatry

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Cultural Diversity, Mental Health and Psychiatry explores how and why black and minority ethnic communities have little confidence in mental health services.

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Genre : Medical
Author by : Suman Fernando
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-03-01
File : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781135452711


Cultural Diversity Heritage And Human Rights

Cultural Diversity Heritage And Human Rights

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This theoretically innovative anthology investigates the problematic linkages between conserving cultural heritage, maintaining cultural diversity, defining and establishing cultural citizenship, and enforcing human rights. It is the first publication to address the notions of cultural diversity, cultural heritage and human rights in one volume. Heritage provides the basis of humanity’s rich cultural diversity. While there is a considerable literature dealing separately with cultural diversity, cultural heritage and human rights, this book is distinctive and has contemporary relevance in focusing on the intersection between the three concepts. Cultural Diversity, Heritage and Human Rights establishes a fresh approach that will interest students and practitioners alike and on which future work in the heritage field might proceed.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Michele Langfield
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-12-04
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781135190699