Oct 24, 2023
In our globalised world, we work and learn with people from diverse cultures. How can we facilitate multicultural training, for instance, so that the sessions are not only inclusive, but get the best from everyone.
This week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Gemma is joined by Gaëlle Watson, director of SyncSkills and our very own Nahdia Khan. We explored:
Gaëlle refers to a number of resources that are well worth exploring.
Geert Hofstede's book Cultures and organisations: Software of the mind.
This ‘Country Comparison Tool’ from The Cultural Factor Group is based on Professor Geerte Hofstede’s research: https://www.hofstede-insights.com/country-comparison-tool?countries=france%2Cpakistan%2Csouth+africa%2Cunited+kingdom
Mind Tools explores the characteristics of countries exhibiting each dimension and what these mean for how you can most effectively work together in the article “Hoftstede’s Cultural Dimensions”: https://www.mindtools.com/a1ecvyx/hofstedes-cultural-dimensions
Gaëlle contributed to CIPD’s 2021 “Effective virtual classrooms: An evidence review”: https://www.cipd.org/globalassets/media/knowledge/knowledge-hub/evidence-reviews/effective-virtual-classrooms-practice-summary_tcm18-102661.pdf
In What I Learned This Week, Nahdia recommended a series of videos from the School of Systems Change. Here’s a link to the first video “What are systems and what is systems change?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_02X3O2kIUU&t=5s
Gemma encouraged budding language learners to check out Radio Lingua’s ‘Coffee break’ podcast series: https://coffeebreaklanguages.com/
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