Behind every innovation is a diverse team of people with different cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Although it's tempting to believe that similarity is the path to success, true innovation flourishes when fueled by multiple perspectives.Read More
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Experts at the U.S. Committee on Economic Development estimate that American companies lose over $2 billion every year due to language or cultural misunderstandings. Despite the statistics, being multilingual in the U.S. is still not very common. Wherever your company is located, your employees will probably be using English in their daily business interactions—it is considered the the global language of business, after all.Read More
If you’re in learning and development, you need to be at the ATD 2017 Conference & Expo. There, we said it.
Why? Because ATD is the premier international gathering of talent development practitioners, introducing attendees to the latest trends across industries, the best in learning programs, and ideas and best practices from practitioners in the field. It’s all going down this year in Atlanta May 21 - 24. Here’s what you need to know about the ATD 2017 International Conference and Exposition.Read More
Let’s state the obvious: when coworkers are able to share different stories, backgrounds, and beliefs, it creates a better, more dynamic workplace. Take it from us - the Mango Grove wouldn’t be half as productive if we all came from the same tree. That said, there’s a difference between simply wanting more diversity in the workplace and actually achieving it. These 6 corporate companies fall into the second group, and they’re only going up from here.Read More
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from being polyglots (and meeting countless others), it’s that language learning and wanderlust go hand in hand. There are a variety of reasons to study a second language — even without the incentive of travel. It can open up new job opportunities in your home country, you’ll gain valuable phonetic skills, and it’s a nice boost for your cultural IQ - just to name a few.Read More
Now more than ever, we live in a diverse, multicultural world. As our world changes, so does our definition of intelligence and what it takes to be successful. Many of us grew up with the idea that your IQ, a test score designed to measure your intelligence, is a key indicator of your future success. More recently, the idea of emotional intelligence, your ability to identify and manage your feelings and those of others, is factored into your ability to succeed. Now, the trifecta is complete with the rise of cultural competency (CQ): your capacity to successfully work and build relationships in multicultural scenarios.Read More
You’ve read about it, you’ve heard about it, you’ve probably even Googled how to spell it: millennials are taking the workplace by storm. Making up more than 50 percent of the U.S. workforce, understanding what makes the modern millennial worker tick is more important than ever before. More organizations are focusing on investing in training and learning opportunities that suit how millennials learn best.Read More
Believe it or not, only 18% of Americans speak more than one language. Compare that to 56% of Europeans, and it becomes pretty clear that we still have some catching up to do in the polyglot department. That’s why being multilingual in the U.S. is so valuable - not just for personal development, although it certainly has a long list of benefits there - but also for any business looking to expand and increase revenue.Read More
What do doctors, nurses, pharmacy care technicians, and physical therapists all have in common? Besides working hard around the clock to ensure we all stay healthy and happy, they are also tasked with providing the same quality care to everyone - regardless of ethnicity, gender, or native language. Let’s face it: health issues aren’t always fun, and hospital visits can cause a great deal of stress. But when a patient is able to communicate with medical staff in their own language, it can make a world of difference on both sides.Read More