Our conditioning and cultural backgrounds influence our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. We tend to see the world through our own limited cultural experiences. This perspective is short-sighted as we now operate in a more culturally diverse society. This makes cultural awareness in the workplace essential to improve work relationships and prevent cultural conflicts. By being culturally aware, employees will be able to engage better with colleagues and treat differences with respect.
In fact, culture is often misunderstood. It is not merely different ethnicities, but in fact is much wider. Consider different age groups, different religious beliefs, sexual preferences, indigenous cultures and more.
The importance of cultivating and defining cultural awareness in the workplace cannot be underestimated. By enabling employees to overcome cultural differences, it will be possible for an organisation to work as a unit towards accomplishing common goals. Organisations now realise that their internal and external customers hail from multiple diverse cultures. The pursuit of cultural awareness can be haphazard and token unless there is sufficient organisational capability. Building the organisation’s cultural awareness capability is crucial to ensure that opportunities for growth, competitive advantage and talent and are not missed.
Designed by a team of organisational psychologists, change managers and cross-cultural experts this course will help springboard your cultural ambitions. The course is a wakeup call to participants that culturally diversity is everywhere.
The tide of cultural change has never been bigger and it will continue to grow. By understanding what is cultural awareness in the workplace, it will be possible for businesses to increase the productivity, communication and unity in the workplace.
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:
“The single greatest barrier to business success is the one erected by culture.”
— Edward T. Hall and Mildred Reed Hall
NUTS AND BOLTS
This program can be facilitated at your office.
Look at what you receive within 24 hours at no cost: