The veterans issue has raised the visibility of the needs for people with disabilities and diversity and inclusion practitioners need to be sure that they are adequately equipped to address these issues in your organizations.

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2012 was certainly a tipping point year for LGBT rights in the US and abroad. Probably the most significant event in the US was President Obama’s reversal on his previously held stand against gay marriage. Even with this controversial stand, he was re-elected, which is a testament to the fact that attitudes are definitely changing.

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Religious Diversity, a topic that many organizations shy away from putting on the diversity agenda will gain more significance in 2013.

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2012 was a tipping point for many diversity and inclusion (D&I) issues in this country and around the globe. We saw a number of defining moments, many of them controversial and misunderstood, that will require the attention of D&I experts this year and beyond.

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In recent years, the historically whitewashed, male-dominated perception of corporate culture has given way to a startup culture that is more diverse and creativity-driven. Modern company executives are taking a different approach to business management in order to thrive in the current global market.

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For those who speak multiple languages, if you convey uncertainty, that is what will be received. If you talk with confidence, even knowing you make lots of mistakes, the receiver will look beyond your flaws and listen to the message you are giving.

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Understanding how the world requires greater commitment from all members to modify the business process allows for faster flow of information which, in terms, enables to easily detect, interpret, and translate needs from the market into new behavioral responses

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For the first time in history, all four generations are in the workplace at the same time. Organizations will have to shift the work environment to cater to all four generations’ diverse generational backgrounds and learning styles.

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Creating Value

PDJ October 10, 2012 0

Have you ever worked with someone who puts the “me” in team? More than likely, during the course of your career you have encountered “me” more than once. If you still can’t picture someone who fits the “me” bill, here are a few ways to spot them.

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“The world is getting smaller,” we say. We travel more. We buy products from every corner of the world—at home. We travel abroad to work. Or we work in organizations that either have headquarters in another country or in organizations that are connected to other countries for internal or external reasons. Culture is everywhere!

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