Category Archives: The Cultural Synergist

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

For this month’s newsletter, I have reproduced an article that was recently featured on the Procurious website as part of their Women in Procurement campaign. The original article can be found here. WHY FIT IN WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT?: THE CASE FOR WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Diversity in our workplaces is important. …

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Cultural Diversity Week 2017

This week kicks off Victoria’s annual Cultural Diversity Week and I was fortunate to attend The Premier’s Gala Dinner with my wife over the weekend to celebrate its launch. This year’s theme is ‘Our journey, Our stories’ and it encourages us to share and listen to each other’s stories and experiences. I wanted to use …

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Perspective Taking

Last month I presented an unconscious bias workshop to an organisation where the employees are required to wear hi-visibility attire as part of their company dress policy. One of the workshop participants relayed a story to me, which I found compelling in a subtle way. One of the new female employees of the company had …

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A Cultural Lens

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you were able to enjoy a good break over the holiday season. I recently returned from a weeklong vacation in Singapore, more specifically Sentosa Island, with my family (minus my daughter who was busy with work!). It had been about 12 years since my last trip to Sentosa and …

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A Dash of Inspiration

At the end of last month, I attended a conference called Percolate in Melbourne. It was definitely a couple of days of thoughtful provocation for me! The venue and the branding of the event set a fantastic scene for the event. And the key speakers – an eclectic mix of enterprise leaders, thought leaders, authors …

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