Navigating the hidden rules of culture to unlock organizational potential
Multicultural Lens Frameworks: 7 Aspects of Culture
What 4 Global Corporate Cultural Typologies Reveal
Building Trust & Unleashing Innovation
Mindset of Success & Unconcious Bias
Focus on Latino Markets, Generations, or Group Identity
Leading Up to Inclusion: Case Studies
Essential to successfully managing both the fast pace of globalization and the emergence of a multicultural, multi-generational US workplace, cross-cultural agility is predictive of success for leaders, managers, and frontline employees. Cultural agility is also a precursor
to a culture of inclusion.
MULTICULTURAL LENS™ is a simple tool that provides common language to discuss the hidden rules of culture. The training builds cultural savvy and empowers people to lead, engage and communicate effectively in diverse organizations and across the globe.
How does the MULTICULTURAL LENS™ Training impact business outcomes?
- Provides common language and framework to identify cultural barriers that erode communications and trust
- Includes practical and actionable ways to manage conflicts in a way that promotes a culture of inclusion
- Offers a vantage point essential to cultural agility, innovative problem solving and identifying opportunities
While language barriers are easy to identify, cultural barriers are less so. Cultural barriers are imperceptible, making them difficult and frustrating to navigate. If we say that someone is not a good cultural fit for an organization or team, it is difficult to articulate the precise reasons why. The Multicultural Lens was developed as a tool to help us see culture, to distinguish how culture shapes motivation and behavior, and to predict where cultural gaps have the potential to create conflict. Once identified, then challenges can be addressed, situations can be de-escalated, and the trust-building process positively develops between people and within organizations.
Based on leading data-driven cultural models, the MulticulturalLens™ offers a simplified framework with seven key aspects of culture that are common across all cultures. Each cultural aspect has a spectrum along which we find our cultural set points. The further apart the set points, the greater potential there is for tension. By identifying and predicting tensions, we then have the means to identify, manage and reconcile meaningful differences.
You can also find the downloadable PDF file below:
Multicultural Lens Training Series