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Baghdad inaugurated as 'Arab Capital of Culture' for 2013 - Raw Story

Baghdad inaugurated as 'Arab Capital of Culture' for 2013 - Raw Story | Cultural Competence | Scoop.it
Raw Story Baghdad inaugurated as 'Arab Capital of Culture' for 2013 Raw Story Baghdad was inaugurated as the 2013 Arab Capital of Culture on Saturday, the latest in a series of steps which officials hope will put Iraq back on the map after decades...
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Linguistic diversity dwindling

Linguistic diversity dwindling | Cultural Competence | Scoop.it

"80% of all web communication is in ten languages, yet 95% of humanity speaks roughly 300 languages.  Could Apple Siri and Google Voice help save the world's languages?"

 

This graph stunningly displays the result of dwindling linguistic diversity in this era of globalization and technological innovation.  Why have so many languages been dwindling?  Why are an important few growing? What is the future of the majority of the world's languages that have so few native speakers?   


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GIS student's comment, September 18, 2012 10:57 AM
I think there is a lot of emphasis in this article based on help. The only way certain languages are going to survive is if people help promote them. I feel that most Americans are blind to the substantial amount of languages that exist because everywhere we look people are tuning English as there primary language. Global advertisements are commonly seen in English. The Olympics had an incredible amount as well. I think the root of this problem starts with education of new languages, especially in America. Language is definitely something that needs to be embraced especially at a younger age.
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How Good are Your Communication Skills?

How Good are Your Communication Skills? | Cultural Competence | Scoop.it
Take this test to see how well you communicate, then use our tools and strategies to improve your communications skills.

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A lot of people are quick to boast about there communication skills in a job interview.  However, communication issues often arise in our personal and professional lives.  This should be an interesting tool to help create self awareness.

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YOU are responsible for the accuracy of your communicaiton being received as intended whether you are reader/writer/listener/speaker. Find your communication strengths and weakness through this short online quizz.

Full article:  http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCS_99.htm

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Your Next Marketing Weapon: Corporate Culture - Forbes

Your Next Marketing Weapon: Corporate Culture - Forbes | Cultural Competence | Scoop.it
What? Corporate culture as a weapon of marketing warfare? Corporate culture as a tool to build customer preference for your products? You gotta be kidding me! Maybe in a “service business” like consulting, but in a product or technology business?
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How to turn a culture of inclusion and acceptance into profit - Fyne Times

How to turn a culture of inclusion and acceptance into profit - Fyne Times | Cultural Competence | Scoop.it
Radius Business, a networking organisation, is hosting a panel discussion with top law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) in London on March 20th 2013 in the evening, to discuss how organisatio...
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Nice article that highlights a benefit of having an inclusive corporate culture. 

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Culture Code: Creating A Lovable Company

An ebook about what we believe and how we work at HubSpot. This is part culture manifesto, part employee handbook and part diary of dreams. (나눌수록 커진다! '개방과 공유' “@dharmesh: Power is no longer gained by hoarding knowledge, but by sharing it.
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Think Different? Real diversity means getting past groupthink.

Think Different? Real diversity means getting past groupthink. | Cultural Competence | Scoop.it
Don’t assume that meeting your diversity goals will help you avoid groupthink. People who look different may agree on pretty much everything.

 

Diversity was never supposed to be limited to skin color, gender, or ethnicity. It also promised to help generate a broader range of thoughts, opinions, and perspectives—and help overcome the curse of groupthink.

 

Any number of recent articles and books have urged executive teams and corporate boards to foster discussion and disagreement. Only from constructive conflict, we’ve been told, can out-of-the-box opinions and ideas emerge. In short, everyone—really, everyone—agrees that groupthink should be avoided like the plague and that new ideas are as good as gold.

 

But even though most big companies long ago established formal diversity goals and programs, initiatives aimed at creating fresh ideas, planting the seeds of greater innovation and fostering contrarian views that serve as a hedge against costly mistakes, have—with relatively few exceptions—failed.

 

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Trend 1 – Religious Diversity: Beyond the Protestant Ethic

Trend 1 – Religious Diversity: Beyond the Protestant Ethic | Cultural Competence | Scoop.it
Religious Diversity, a topic that many organizations shy away from putting on the diversity agenda will gain more significance.
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Although this article focuses on the growth of religious diversity in USA, the idea can be applied in any culture.  Religion is such a touchy topic that it is often avoided.  However, it is important and must be respected and understood in order to promote true diversity inclusion.

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4 quick steps to develop an assertive culture for your business

4 quick steps to develop an assertive culture for your business | Cultural Competence | Scoop.it
Assertiveness - it’s not just about your own personal management style - it’s a cultural issue that has a massive impact on how effective your business is. We’ve blogged a lot recently about assert...
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Join me for a complimentary webinar: Key Global Trends in Diversity & Inclusion

Join me for a complimentary webinar: Key Global Trends in Diversity & Inclusion | Cultural Competence | Scoop.it
RT @joegerstandt: Rt @ParagTandon complimentary webinar on global trends in #diversity and #inclusion by @maryfwinters on 3/26/13: http://t.co/CeQGzv4bqV
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I'm looking forward to this event.  Any chance to broaden my understanding of D & I will help me to become a better person personally and professionally.

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