Musings

Cultural Intelligence for Entering New Markets

IKEA, a Swedish furnishings company that began in 1943, is now operating in over 46 different countries and territories; having recently opened one of their largest stores in Seoul, South Korea. It is a great…

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Cultural Chameleons

We all know people who are what I term ‘cultural chameleons’, they adjust to pretty much any new cultural environment quickly and with ease. Whether they’re traveling in a work or leisure capacity, or even…

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The Case for Diversity

It is widely acknowledged that diversity in our leadership teams matters, that diversity is imperative for any organisation that wants to achieve and remain competitive. While the benefits are many and varied I want to…

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Global Work Attitudes

‘Decoding Talent’ is a recent study conducted by The Boston Consulting Group on the global workforce of today. It is an interesting study in terms of decoding and understanding the emerging global attitudes toward work…

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Communication Technology and Culture

How does culture impact the effectiveness of communication platforms and apps? One our Cultural Synergies staff members shared with me a recent article in BRW that reviewed a new app called BLRT. Her interest was…

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The Cultural Ceiling

I wanted to bring to your attention this month a recently released report that I had the good fortune of contributing to by way of a focus group.  The study was conducted by the Diversity…

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